Eighth-grade Grand Avenue Middle School student David Collins won the school’s Spelling Bee earlier this month when he outspelled 37 other seventh- and eighth-graders to earn a chance to go to the regional Spelling Bee competition to be held at Hofstra University on Sunday, February 8.
His winning word: Cryonics, a noun.
Pictured from left are District Chairpersons Cheryl Fontana and Marie Netto, David Collins and GAMS Principal Carlo Conte.
Merriam-Webster Online defines cryonics as the “practice of freezing a person who has died of a disease in hopes of restoring life at some future time when a cure for the disease has been developed.” According to the dictionary, the word was first used in 1967. Cryonic is the adjectival use.
Congratulations to David!