Knollwood School fifth-grader Jacob Brown, claimed first place in the school’s Annual Spelling Bee on January 26, with his correct spelling of the word “nonplus.” The ten year old son of Melanie and Jason Brown competed against grade-level spelling champs Aaron Bernstein (8th grade), Alex Fratto (7th grade), PJ Rawlins (6th grade), and Sammi Samuels (4th grade). Next up for Jacob is county-level competition in the Regional Spelldown, held March 14 at Monmouth University.
Addie Cope, a fifth-grader at Knollwood School, is the winner of the school’s second annual Spelling Bee, held on February 2 — a competition that the ten year old student won by correctly spelling the word “jocularity.”
The daughter of Fair Haven residents Carolyn and Jonathan Cope will now participate in the 31st annual Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune Spelldown, to be held at Monmouth University in West Long Branch on March 16-17. Spelldown will feature spelling champions aged eight through fourteen from Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. The winner will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Left to right: Knollwood School teacher Kristen Levy is pictured with sixth-grade students Leila Maldonado, Kira Fleischer and Jake Downie, during the Stars Science Competition held recently at Monmouth University.
Press release from Fair Haven School District
This past December, a group of observant students at Knollwood School in Fair Haven noticed a large number of their classmates coughing and sneezing their way through the day.
“Why is everyone so sick?,” they asked themselves. “And what can be done about it”?
The students — eighth-grader Reed DiCenso and sixth graders Aaron Bernstein, Jake Downie, Kira Fleischer and Leila Maldonado — suspected a link between inadequate hand-washing and the spread of viruses.
After conducting research, collecting and organizing their findings, and assembling data, the group made a compelling presentation at the 2014 Stars Science Competition at Monmouth University in West Long Branch on January 11.