Thursday, May 31, 2007

Oh The Irony !

As DCF persecutes homeschoolers in CT how ironic that we have a homeschooled boy - Joseph Henares - in the National Spelling Bee semi-finals representing CT!

He is one of the top 15 spellers in the nation at this point!
To get there he had to win a local homeschool spelling bee sponsored by Greater Woodbury Home Educators (GWHE) .. then the CT spelling bee sponsored by the New Haven Register, and then go on to pass the twenty-five written word test
and then he spelled the following words correctly in the beginning rounds of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee:
Round 2: Recommended
Round 3: Sieve
Round 4: Kiddush
Round 5: Furfuraceous
Round 6: Schiavone

He participated in the ESPN broadcast of the semifinals from 10 AM to 1 PM and will be on the ABC broadcast from 8-10 PM tonight, May 31st.

You can also follow his progress by going to the Spelling bee website website and click on the round results.

Go get'em Joseph!