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Locust Valley Middle School’s Safiullah Sajid to Compete in National Scripps Spelling Bee

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Locust Valley Middle School is pleased to announce that seventh grade student Safiullah Sajid qualified to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee, to be held in Washington, D.C. at the end of May. Safiullah (known as Safi) qualified for the prestigious national contest by winning the Long Island Regional Spelling Bee, held on March 26 at Half Hollow Hills East.

Both Safi and eighth grade student Adhvaith Sreenivas were two of the 30 contestants who qualified for the Long Island Regional Spelling Bee by scoring in the top percentage on an online spelling test. These top spellers initially won the middle school’s spelling bee earlier in the school year, with Adhvaith acquiring a first-place finish and Safi earning runner-up.

Locust Valley Middle School Assistant Principal and 6-12 ELA Coordinator Lisa A. Czerniecki described Adhvaith and Safi as “composed and focused” during the regional competition. “Both of these top spellers worked hard to prepare, reviewing as many words as possible, getting quizzed by their families during dinner and ensuring that they studied every day,” Ms. Czerniecki said.

The Locust Valley Central School District congratulates Safi on this outstanding accomplishment and extends best wishes for success in the National Scripps Spelling Bee.

Date Added: 4/4/2022