Middle School Student Advances in Spelling Bee

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Carle Place Middle School seventh-grader Gianna Marasco has spelled her way to the top this winter as part of the National Scripps Spelling Bee competition. With the correct spelling of “bonsai” in the school competition, Gianna earned her advancement to the semifinals, which will take place this February at Hofstra University. There, she will represent the district along with runner-up Haley Meyrowitz, who will serve as Gianna’s alternate.