He Spelled C-R-Y-O-N-I-C-S

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.

image1Pictured 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!

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