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Elementary spellers rise to top in Sch'dy

‘Cerebellum’ takes the day for sixth-grader

Anna Blanchfield, a student at Central Park International Magnet School in Schenectady, ponders the correct spelling of "cerebellum" during the Schenectady City School District Elementary Spelling Bee held at Mont Pleasant Middle School on Friday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Anna Blanchfield, a student at Central Park International Magnet School in Schenectady, ponders the correct spelling of "cerebellum" during the Schenectady City School District Elementary Spelling Bee held at Mont Pleasant Middle School on Friday morning.
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Anna Blanchfield’s cerebellum was in fine shape Friday. The nerves in the lower part of the brain involved in motor control and other functions were firing on all synapses as the 11-year-old from Central Park International Magnet School won the Schenectady City School District Elementary Spelling Bee on the word “cerebellum.” The top three finalists from each of the district’s elementary and K-8 schools came to Mont Pleasant Middle School to settle affairs and were ...


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