Seventh-graders Venkat Peddinti and Ray Feinberg won their respective middle school Spelling Bees earlier this month.
Peddinti took first place in the Glacier Creek Spelling Bee, while Radhika Gupta finished second. Feinberg took first place in the Kromrey Spelling Bee, while Raju Rawal finished second.
The top 20 students from each school will advance to the District Spelling Bee, which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Kromrey.
Glacier Creek Top 20: Venkat Peddinti, Radhika Gupta, Akshay Manna, Asha Chakravartula, Suhas Pulivarthy, Darby Delaney, Akshar Oza, Kevin Wu, Julia Pinka, Lily DePauw, Nikhil Quintin, Oskar Siemsen, Aidan Hampton, Logan Cassie, Pavil Jones, Isaac Nichols, Kavya Kashyap, Celia Nichols, Evan Henry, Gia Shah.
Kromrey Top 20: Ray Feinberg, Raju Rawal, Will Kirk, Nina Chan, Sammy Hammil, Aadil Ahmad, Amogh Akella, Harry Jin, Maddy DeCabooter, Grace Charles, Arjun Suresh, Isha Chilukuri, Dima Llanos, Chris Kirk, Isa Killian, Lars Wubben, Dresden Drexler, Liev Schiffman, Justin Stimson, Micah Friedman.
Meanwhile, Nikhil Quintin (Glacier Creek) and Harry Jin (Kromrey) won their respective middle school Geo Bees earlier this month. Kevin Wu finished second at Glacier Creek, while Amogh Akella took second at Kromrey.
The winners will take a written test in January to see if they qualify for the State Geo Bee later this winter.
Glacier Creek finalists: Nikhil Quintin, Kevin Wu, Domenica Conrad, Braden Dzwonkowski, Peter Francois, Jay Gavin, Nathan Kwon, PatrickLoughrin, Max Malyk, Akshay Manna, Isaac Nichols, Shilasri Pooruli Balaji, Suhas Pulivarthi, Gia Shah, Shreyas Vangala, Izzy Woods.
Kromrey finalists: Harry Jin, Amogh Akella, Niko Anderson-Radej, Nina Chan, Jack Drye, Ksenia Edwards, Isa Killian, Cameron Little, Noah Lucchesi, Diego Moreno-Palumbi, Abhinav Mundas, Geoffrey Nelson, Tom Reuter, BrookeVon Bergen, Henry Wagener, Ryan Zhu.