State Spelling Bee Winner!

posted Mar 21, 2012, 7:31 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 7:33 AM ]

More good news from our schools! Kitty Shortt, a fifth grade student at Abraham Pierson Elementary School is this year's New Haven Register Spelling Bee Champ and will be representing the region in Washington DC on May 30-31. The article is in today's Register on A3 or online.  Interestingly, she won on the word "dyslexia."
The exciting "take away" message from this event.. is that working hard just to be your best can pay off in the end.. Kitty was poised, polite and composed throughout the Bee, not to mention, gracious at the end. She made us so proud! As one of the youngest students in the Bee, Kitty competed against many students older than her. The New Haven Bee will be available on video (to purchase - 860-240-5286) or log on to for broadcast schedule..