‘Parallel’ secures spelling bee win

Spelling skills put to the test in Schenectady.
Zoller Elementary School fifth-grader Jaylen McIntyre reacts as he hears the bell ring after misspelling "detrimental" during the Schenectady City School District Elementary School Spelling Bee held in the Mont Pleasant Middle School auditorium
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Zoller Elementary School fifth-grader Jaylen McIntyre reacts as he hears the bell ring after misspelling "detrimental" during the Schenectady City School District Elementary School Spelling Bee held in the Mont Pleasant Middle School auditorium

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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