Way to go!
The BCYF Citywide Spelling Bee took place virtually on Saturday, March 20th. Lyla Mendoza (below in photo) – a 12-year-old sixth grader from the Murphy School and a Dorchester resident came in second overall! She represented the Leahy Holloran Community Center!
11-yea-old Anneliese Yu from the West End came in first place spelling the word Glissando correctly. G-L-I-S-S-A-N-D-O
According to NBC10 Boston, Yu will now go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this summer. The nation’s largest and longest-running spelling bee has only been won by a Massachusetts resident one time way back in 1939.