Myers student wins second Spelling Bee in three years
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2017) – For the
second time in three years, Graham Gordon of Stephen and Harriet Myers
Middle School has won the City School District of Albany Spelling Bee.
(Gordon, left, is pictured with second-place winner Isaac Allen.)
Competing alongside the top spellers from elementary and middle
schools across the district, Gordon spelled his way to victory in the
final round with “conjecture” on the morning of Friday Jan. 13.
Currently an eighth-grader at Myers Middle School, Gordon had
also won the Spelling Bee during the 2014-15 school year. He attributes
his most recent win to an interest in literature and a sharp memory that
allows him to recall words from things he has read in the past.
Along with runners-up Isaac Allen of Montessori Magnet School
and Ingrid Colafati of William S. Hackett Middle School, Gordon will now
advance to the 34th Annual Capital District Spelling Bee on Feb. 7 at
Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady.
Congratulations to Gordon, Allen,
Colafati and all the talented students who competed in this year’s
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
more than 9,600
students in 17
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High