The 2013 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee
Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
LIVE On-Air and Via Live Streaming
||Here are the 14 contestants (in alphabetical order):
1. Anatevka Ah Loy of Waimea Middle Public Charter School, Grade 8
2. Sydney Brady of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Grade 8
3. Hayley Dietrich of Le Jardin Academy, Grade 8
4. Laney Flanagan of Lokelani Intermediate School, Grade 7
5. Kealia Haitsuka of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Grade 6
6. Susan Hasegawa of Iolani School, Grade 7
7. Katherine Hui of Iolani School, Grade 7
8. Michael Linder of Aliamanu Middle School, Grade 7
9. Maya McGarry of St. Ann's Model School, Grade 7
10. Ashley Membrere of Makakilo Elementary School, Grade 5
11. Zoe Sano of Highlands Intermediate School, Grade 8
12. Akira Takabayashi of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Grade 8
13. Amalie Yach of Holy Family Catholic Academy, Grade 7
14. Nicklaus Yoo of Lokelani Intermediate School, Grade 7
NEWS RELEASE - PBS Hawaii Airs Statewide Spelling Bee - 7 PM Live Broadcast Saturday March 23 - March 15, 2013
For more information on the 2013 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee, visit www.aiohawaiistatespellingbee.org.
Fourteen Hawaii student finalists representing grades 5-8 vie for the state spelling bee championship live from PBS Hawaii's studio. Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, serves as host and pronouncer.
The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. to be held May 29-31.
"In the three years that aio Foundation has sponsored the Hawaii State Spelling Bee, we have been thrilled to see participation and the level of talent increase every year," said Susan Eichor, President of aio. "Since publishing is one of our areas of business, we are proud to support initiatives that promote education and literacy in Hawaii. We are also so grateful for the generous support from our community partners who help make this event a success."