Greenbelt, MD – Educational Systems Federal Credit Union proudly
sponsored four Spelling Bees that were recently held in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s counties. Spelling Bees challenge middle school students to spell words correctly until the competition is narrowed down to one winner.

Congratulations to the following Spelling Bee Winners:  

  • Ayyub Abdulrezak – In the 12th round, Ayyub won the Prince’s George’s County Spelling Bee by spelling the word cruciferous which denotes plants of the cabbage family. Ayyub is an eighth grade student at Kenmoor Middle School.
  • Nicholas Gallegos – In the seventh round, Nicholas won the Charles County Spelling Bee by spelling the word azimuth which is an arc of the horizon measured between a fixed point and the vertical circle passing through the center of an object. Nicholas is an eighth grade student at John Hanson Middle School.
  • Anna Kleist – In the 16th round, Anna won the Calvert County Spelling Bee by spelling the word fuselage which is the part of an airplane that holds the crew, passengers and cargo. Anna is a seventh grade student at Plum Point Middle School.
  • Storrie Kulynych-Irvin- In the 17th round, Storrie won the Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee by spelling the word velveteen which means a cotton fabric with a pile resembling velvet. Storrie is a sixth grade home school student.

Each winner received a trophy and earned a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee to be held May 22-27 in Washington, D.C. In addition, the Credit Union awarded each
winner a $500 Visa® gift card as well as a $500 donation to each winner’s school to help support the Spelling Bee program.

“Congratulations to Ayyub, Nicholas, Anna and Storrie,” said Chris Conway, President/CEO of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union. “We are proud to support education and to sponsor Spelling Bees. Educational Systems FCU wishes you the very best at the National Spelling Bee.”