Eleven-year-old Gemyra Greggs remembered that the double “l’s” come first in the word “parallel” to capture the Schenectady School District Elementary School Spelling Bee title on Thursday.
Gemyra, a 6th-grader at Howe International Magnet School, placed first among 33 students from grades four, five and six.
“It was fun,” she said.
Gemyra, who goes by “G.G.,” now moves on to the regional spelling bee, which will be held on March 10 at 5 p.m. at Proctors.
Monica Luciani, a sixth-grader at Van Corlaer Elementary School placed second and Rayman Alli, a fourth-grader at Yates Arts in Education Magnet School placed third.
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