Bondy’s Galang Last Man Standing at Annual District Spelling Bee

Bondy’s Galang Last Man Standing at Annual District Spelling Bee
Posted on 02/24/2016
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Bondy seventh-grader Roy Patrick Galang, winner of the District Spelling Bee and Runner-Up Morris sixth-grader Maya Scott. 


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Bondy's Galang competes at the District Spelling Bee.

Bondy seventh-grader Roy Patrick Galang was the last man standing at the Pasadena ISD District Spelling Bee, Feb. 23 at South Houston High School.

He edged out Runner-Up Morris sixth-grader Maya Scott by correctly spelling the word obelisk, meaning a stone pillar.

The competition started with 23 students including the third and fourth grade spelling bee winners and competitors from the all of Pasadena ISD’s middle and intermediate schools.

Judges included Dr. Rhonda Parmer, associate superintendent of campus development, Dr. Scott Harrell, executive director of leadership and development, Toni Lopez, executive director of curriculum and instruction and Allison Zamarripa, middle school ELAR and social studies specialist. Katherine Rearick, reading and language arts specialist served as caller and Patricia Sermas, director of advanced academics served as appeal judge.

Once the competition was down to Galang and Scott the students went more than 10 rounds before a winner was named.

As the winner and runner-up for the district bee, Galang and Scott will participate in the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, Saturday, April 2, which will air live at 2 p.m. on Houston Public Media channel 8.

Coordinator of the District Spelling Bee Leslie Axel, would like to thank South Houston High School for the generous use of their facility for the event.