2020 Clark County School District Spelling Bee Finals


♪♪♪ Hi. Welcome to the
2019-2020 Clark County School District
Spelling Bee Finals. I’m your host,
Nathan Tannenbaum, and what an honor
it is to be here. Now, this bee is
actually taking place in three separate bees
because there’s one for each grade level. We’re starting here
with the 6th graders, we’ll do it for
the 7th graders and then for
the 8th graders. All of the students here
have spelled their way through several
levels of competition before reaching
this final bee. It was back in August
that they all competed in a written
spelling bee, and they were named
the grade level champion at their respective middle
or junior high schools. Then in September
they participated in yet another
written bee, but here they
were competing with the spellers
from their grade level throughout the Clark
County School District. Back in November they were
right here at Vegas PBS where they earned a
spot as one of the top seven students
from their grade level. We wanted to find out
how all of these incredible young
women and young men, these spellers, get here
to the Clark County School District
Spelling Bee Finals. Here you go. Today’s spellers have
proven themselves at several levels
of competition before reaching
this semifinal bee. Our first speller
in the 6th grade is Sophie Dell from
Johnson Jr. High School. Hi, Sophie. We’ve got your first
spelling word. Here you go. It is “pigment.” The girl searched
for the rightpigmentto color the drawing
of her mother’s eyes. pigment
p-i-g-m-e-n-t
pigment Yes, ma’am. impromptu
i-m-p-r-o-m-p-t-u -And you have
to say the word when you’re done.
-Impromptu. -You’re correct. Next up we have
Ethan Garcia from White Middle School.
Hi, Ethan. We have your first
spelling word, and it is
“trombone.” The boy practiced his
trombone
every night. trombone
t-r-o-m-b-o-n-e
trombone Yes, sir. narcissist
n-a-r-c-i-s-s-i-s-t
narcissist Yes, sir. And that brings us
to our next speller, Trevor Henson from
Leavitt Middle School. Hey, Trevor.
-Hi. -Good to have you here. Trevor, here is your
first spelling word. It is “molt.” Birds have tomolt
once a year. molt
m-o-l-t
molt Yes, sir. yodel
y-o-d-e-1
yodel Yes, sir. And here comes Meryn
Taylor from Rogich. Hi, Meryn. Here is your first
spelling word, “cerebral.” Elizabeth was interested
incerebralsubjects such as astronomy
and metaphysics. cerebral
c-e-b– No.
c-e-r-e-b-r-a-l That’s incorrect,
Meryn. Cerebral is
c-e-r-e-b-r-a-l. So go ahead
and have a seat. Thank you, Meryn. Let’s bring up
Saideth Santiago. Hi, Saideth. She’s from Knudson
Middle School. Here is your first
spelling word. It’s “colonel.”ColonelMustard
is a character in the popular
board game Clue. colonel
c-o-l-o-n-e-l
colonel That’s right. addled
a-d-d-l-e-d
addled That’s correct.
Thank you, Saideth. Here comes Dominic
Lanag-Macdula. Hi, Dominic,
come on up. Here is your first
spelling word, “zippy.” The new car
was quitezippy.zippy
z-i-p-p-y
zippy That’s right. whelk
w-h-e-l-k
whelk Yes, sir.
Thanks, Dominic. That brings us
to our next speller, Dylan Estrada from
Hyde Park Middle School. Hey, Dylan.
-Hi. -Here is your first
spelling word. It is “mulch.” Spreadingmulch
helps new plants grow. mulch
m-u-l-c-h
mulch Yes, sir.
Thanks, Dylan. addled
a-d-d-l-e-d
addled That’s right.
Thanks, Dylan. We move on to
Shaneia Macaraeg. Was I close, Shaneia? Here’s your first
spelling word. It is “squiggle.” Jerry’s autograph
looked like a hurriedsquiggle
on the paper. squiggle
s-q-u-i-g-g-l-e
squiggle yodel
y-o-d-e-l
yodel Yes, ma’am. And here’s Raymond. All right, Raymond,
your next word is “kirtle.” Before going to
the Renaissance Fair, Decenia put on
akirtleand cloak. kirtle
k-u-r-t-l-e
kirtle And that’s
incorrect, Raymond. Kirtle is k-i-r-t-l-e. Thank you, sir. Brenden Newton from
Cannon Jr. High School. Hi, Brenden.
-Hello. -Good to see you.
All right. Here’s your first
spelling word, Brenden. It is “equilibrium.” The g-forces
of the roller coaster caused her to lose
herequilibrium.equilibrium
e-q-u-i-l-i-b-r-i-u-m
equilibrium Bingo. Awesome.
Thanks, Brenden. crucible
c-r-u– -c-i-b-l-e
crucible Yes, sir. Our other Daniel. Come on up, Daniel,
Daniel Torres. Your next spelling
word is “wanton.” Vikings were known for
theirwantondestruction. -May I have
the definition. -You may. “Marked by
or manifesting “heedless disregard
for justice.” wanton
w-a-n-t-e-n
wanton That’s incorrect,
Daniel. Wanton is w-a-n-t-o-n. Thank you, sir. Jasmine Dimaranan. Come on up,
Jasmine, welcome. Here’s your first
spelling word. It is “pigment.” The girl searched
for the rightpigmentto color the drawing
of her mother’s eyes. pigment
p-i-g-m-e-n-t
pigment That’s correct.
Thank you, Jasmine. origami
o-r-i-g-a-m-i
origami Yes, ma’am. Hi, Daniel.
-Hi. -Here’s your first
spelling word, Daniel. It is “colonel.”ColonelMustard
is a character in the popular
board game Clue. colonel
c-o-l-o-n-e-l
colonel You got it. yodel
y-o-d-e-l
yodel Yes, sir.
Thanks, Daniel. Come on up, Lana. Here’s your first
spelling word. It is “zippy.” The new car
was quitezippy.-Could you please
repeat the word. -You bet.
“Zippy.” zippy
z-i-p-p-y
zippy That’s correct. So today we’re going
to spell down until we have
a first place and second place speller
within each grade, so a total
of six students. The top two from each
grade will represent the Clark County
School District in the Nevada State
Spelling Bee that will take
place in March. Would you please give
a round of applause to all of these great
6th grader spellers. (applause) So to make sure
we stay on track with what we’re doing
and making sure all of the things
are done correctly, we have three amazing
judges who represent the Clark County
School District and our community. We’d like you to meet
Linda Cavazos, the CCSD School Board of Trustees
vice president, and she serves
District G. Scott Ginger is a
retired CCSD teacher, and Mary Pike is a
retired CCSD teacher and administrator. All right, students,
let’s go ahead and meet these bright
young men and women. We start with 6th grader
Saideth Santiago from Knudson
Middle School. Hi, Saideth, it’s good
to have you here. I understand
that you may play in the orchestra at K.O.
-Yes. -What instrument
do you play? -Violin. -And how long have you
been playing the violin? -For about 11 months. -Okay. Hopefully
you’re having fun. Good luck with that and
here at the Spelling Bee. Here is your first
spelling word. It’s “commit.” Did youcommitthe
word list to memory? commit
c-o-m-m-i-t
commit That’s correct.
Thank you, Saideth. We move on
to Sophie Dell from Johnson
Jr. High School. Hi, Sophie.
-Hello. -I understand
you like to study ancient civilizations.
-Yes. -That’s pretty wild. Is there a favorite
of your ancient civilizations that you
like more than others? -Not really. -They’re just all
pretty fascinating, aren’t they?
-Yes. -Well, good luck
with that. Here is your first
spelling word. It is “sighting.” A Bigfootsighting
was the highlight of the camper’s
vacation. sighting
s-i-g-h-t-i-n-g
sighting That’s correct.
Thanks, Sophie. Here’s Gwen Lay from
Hyde Park Middle School. Gwen, I understand
you participate in multiple sports;
what are those? -I like playing
volleyball and running. -Oh, excellent. Good luck with
both of those. Here is your first
spelling word. It is “competition.”Competitionoften
pushes us to get better. competition
c-o-m-p-e-t-i-t-i-o-n
competition That’s right.
Thank you, Gwen. Here’s Shira Mann from
Cashman Middle School. Hi, Shira.
-Hi. -I understand that
you like baking. -Yes. -Is there something
in particular that you really
like to bake more than
anything else? -No. -Cookies, cake,
all of that stuff? -All of it.
-Awesome. Good luck
with the baking. Here is your first
spelling word. It is “buffet.” Jennifer inherited
her grandmother’s antiquebuffet.buffet
b-u-f-f-e-t
buffet And that is correct.
Thank you, Shira. That brings us
to Ethan Garcia from White
Middle School. Hi, Ethan, good
to have you here. I understand that you,
unlike some students, are okay with trying just
about any kind of food. -Yup, that’s true. -Some kids get
kind of picky. Do you have a favorite
type of ethnic food, Mexican food,
Italian food? -Not really,
I eat anything. -Okay, just bring
you some food. -Yes.
-All right, Ethan. Good luck
with the eating. Here’s your first
spelling word. It is “feminine.” The book is definitely from afeminine
perspective. feminine
f-e-m-i-n-i-n-e
feminine Yes, sir.
Thanks, Ethan. Here’s Holden Miller from Burkholder
Middle School. Hi, Holden. It says something here
about science MAPs. What’s this with you
and science MAPs? -MAPs is the testing
at the beginning of the year to
determine what level of class
you should be in. -You did pretty well,
didn’t you? -Yes.
-Go ahead. -I got into
the 99th percentile. It’s from–
I’m guessing from the lower numbers
to the higher. -Oh, absolutely. That’s pretty good,
Holden. -And the higher numbers
are like higher levels. -Absolutely. Well, good
luck with that. Here is your first
spelling word. It is “spaghetti.” June likes meat
sauce onspaghetti.spaghetti
s-p-a-g-e-h-t-t-i -And Holden, you got it
in reverse there. Spaghetti is
s-p-a-g-h-e-t-t-i. Thank you, sir.
Have a seat over there. Yes, sir,
right over here. That brings us
to Trevor Henson from Leavitt
Middle School. Hi, Trevor.
-Hello. Now, it looks like
you’re a multisport person as well;
can you name off some of the sports
you like to do? -I play baseball,
football and lacrosse. -Wow! Is it possible
to have a favorite out of those?
-Yes, baseball. -Okay. Well, good luck
with the baseball. Here is your first
spelling word. It’s “lightning.”Lightningis dangerous, especially if
you’re in the pool. lightning
l-i-g-h-t-n-i-n-g
lightning That’s correct.
Thanks, Trevor. So there’s round one,
and we move on to round two
of our spelling, and that means Saideth
gets to come back up. Your second spelling
word is “collard.”Collardgreens are
a popular Southern dish. -Could you
repeat the word. -Sure.
“Collard.” collard
c-o-l-l-a-r-e-d
collard Now, that’s
incorrect, Saideth. It’s c-o-l-l-a-r-d. Thank you, have
a seat over there. And that brings us
to Sophie. We’ve got your second
spelling word, Sophie,
come on up here. Your second word
is “saddened.” Her fans were
saddened
to hear the singer
was retiring. saddened
s-a-d-d-e-n-e-d saddened
-There you go. Yes, that’s correct. You won’t get penalized
if you don’t say the word, but we encourage you
to say the word. Sophie, that’s correct.
Thank you. Gwen, come on up here. We have your
second word, and it is
“economical.” Camping is much
moreeconomicalthan staying
in a hotel. economical
e-c-o-n-o-m-o-i-c-a-l
economical You stuck another
letter in there, Gwen, so it’s incorrect. Economical is
e-c-o-n-o-m-i-c-a-l. You threw in another
letter “O” in there, so you have to have
a seat over there. Thank you, Gwen. Here’s Shira with her
second spelling word. It is “cramming.”Crammingthe night
before a test is not a good idea. cramming
c-r-a-m-i-n-g
cramming That’s incorrect,
Shira. There are
two M’s in there, so it’s
c-r-a-m-m-i-n-g. So you have to have
a seat over there. Thank you, Shira. That brings us
to Ethan. Ethan, your second
spelling word is “yolk.” The cook never used
theyolkof the egg when he was
making omelets. yolk
y-o-l-k
yolk That’s correct. And that brings us
to Trevor. Trevor,
come on up here. Trevor, your next
spelling word is “ligament.” Scientists recently
discovered a hiddenligament
in the knee, revolutionizing
knee surgery. ligament
l-i-g-a-m-e-n-t
ligament That’s correct.
So have a seat. We’ve completed two
rounds of spelling, so students, it is now
time for vocabulary and this is again
where I’ll say a word, and I’m going
to give you a sentence and two choices
that describe the word. So you’re not
spelling the word, you’re going to
give me the letter A or the letter B
of which you think is the best choice that
describes the word. So Sophie, come on up, we have your first
vocabulary word. Again, you’re
not spelling it. The word is “angst.” I someone feelsangst,
they are A, happy-go-lucky, or B, upset
and miserable. “B.” And that’s correct.
Thank you, Sophie. Ethan, we have a
vocabulary word for you. It is “delirious.” If someone isdelirious,
they are A, exhausted,
or B, excited. “A.” That’s incorrect,
Ethan. A delirious person
is excited. Trevor, we have a
vocabulary word for you. It’s “caveat.” Acaveatis A, a cautionary
explanation to prevent
misinterpretation, or B, a long narrow
cut in the ground. -Can you say
the word again. -Yes.
“Caveat.” “B.” That’s incorrect. So caveat was A, the
cautionary explanation to prevent
misinterpretation. We know who our 6th grade
spelling champion is, it’s Sophie,
but now we need to determine who our
second place speller is so we brought back
Ethan and Trevor. Gentlemen, are you
ready for some more spelling words?
Okay. So we’ll do it
as we did before. We’ll have two rounds
of spelling and another round
of vocabulary if we get that far. So Ethan,
you’ll be up first and your spelling word
is “standardize.” The girls chose to
standardize
their outfits and always wear
pink on Wednesday. standardize
s-t-a-n-d-a-r-d-i-z-e
standardize Ethan did correctly
spell the word “standardize,”
so Ethan, you go ahead and stay right there
and we’ll move on to a spelling word
for Trevor. Trevor, we have another
spelling word for you, and it is “depot.” The goods exited
the factory from a centraldepot.depot
d-e-p-o-t
depot Yes, sir. All right, Ethan,
we have another spelling word for you, and make sure
you belt it out here. The spelling word is
“calamity.” Acalamitybefell the
Lost Colony of Roanoke. calamity
c-a-l-a-m-i-t-y
calamity Yes, sir. Trevor, another
spelling word for you. It’s “icicle.” I was surprised to see
aniciclein Las Vegas. icicle
i-c-i-c-l-e
icicle Yes, sir. Okay. Now it’s time for
your favorite, vocabulary. We have a vocabulary
for both of you fellows. So Ethan, as before
I’ll give you a word, a sentence and two
choices for you. So your next vocabulary
word is “physique.” Aphysiqueis A, a type of workout, or B, how a body
is shaped. “B.” That’s correct. Trevor, we have a
vocabulary word for you. It is “acquit.” Toacquitsomeone is A, to fire them, or B, to find
not guilty. “A.” That’s incorrect. To acquit is
to find not guilty. So it would appear that
we have our second place of our top
6th grade spellers, and that’s Ethan. But Trevor,
don’t go anywhere. We’ve got
a surprise for you. We’ve got prizes for all
our 6th grade spellers, and we’ll show you their
medals in just a moment. ♪♪♪ So here we are to
present medals that say “Spelling Bee” on them
to our top two 6th grade spellers. Here’s Sophie,
our winner. Congratulations. Ethan, here you go. You guys are both going
to the Nevada State Spelling Bee in March. Ms. Ginger is giving
medals to all of our 6th
grade spellers. We thank you so much. But we’re far from done
because guess what? The 7th grade spellers
are coming right up on Vegas PBS. We’re back with our top
seven 7th grade spellers. Let’s get this
spelling party started. We start with
Dylan Estrada from Hyde Park
Middle School. Dylan, come on up. I understand you’re in
the orchestra over there at Hyde Park.
-Yes. -What do you play?
-I play bass. -How long have you
been doing that? -Since 6th grade.
-Awesome. Good luck with that and here at
the Spelling Bee. Here is your first
word, Dylan, “vocation.” Jerry had known
from his childhood that his destined
vocation
was teaching. vocation
v-o-c-a-t-i-o-n
vocation Yes, sir. Thanks,
Dylan, have a seat. And we move on
to Malik Lacy, a 7th grader
from Canarelli. Hi, Malik.
-Hello. -I understand
you enjoy reading. -Yes. -Do you have
a favorite author or type of book
that you like to read? -J.K. Rowling.
-Oh, absolutely. So the Harry
Potter books? -Um-hmm.
-Excellent. Well, good luck,
keep on reading, and here’s your first
spelling word, Malik. It is “cadence.” In band practice
the students marched to acadence.cadence
c-a-d-e-n-c-e
cadence That’s right.
Thanks, Malik. That brings us
to Hailey Harris from Greenspun
Jr. High School. Hi, Hailey.
-Hi. -I know that
you’re a traveler. How many countries
have you been to? -Oh, 25. -And is there
a reason for that, you just like to travel
or a military family? -My dad’s
in the military. -Excellent. Now,
is there a favorite that you have
out of all those? -Austria.
-Awesome. Good luck
with the traveling and with the spelling. Hailey, here’s your
first spelling word. It is “frontage.” The house’s ocean
frontage
was the reason for its
high market value. frontage
f-r-o-n-t-a-g-e
frontage Yes, ma’am.
Thanks, Hailey. And here is
Angelo Calaunan from Brown
Jr. High School. Hi, Angelo.
-Hello. -I know you explained it
to me before, but I think it’s worth
explaining again. What is a “mathlete”? -You compete
in a tournament where you do
math problems. -And you’re
still doing that? -Yes, I have a competition
in a few months. -Awesome.
Good luck with that and good luck here
at the Spelling Bee. Angelo, here’s your
first spelling word, “nominalist.”A nominalistto the core,
Warren enjoyed discussing
medieval theory. nominalist
n-o-m-i-n-a-l-i-s-t
nominalist That’s correct.
Thanks, Angelo. That brings us
to Isaias Gutierrez from Escobedo
Middle School. Hi, Isaias.
-Hi. -Good to see you again. You wrote something
on your card here about Rainbow Six
something or other; what is that?
-Rainbow Six Siege. -What is that? -It’s a 5v5
multiplayer game. -Oh, it’s one of those
video game things? Okay, that’s what
you kids are into. Well, good luck with that and good luck with
the spelling, Isaias. Here is your first
spelling word. It’s “burglar.” Theburglaronly
worked at night. burglar
b-u-r-g-l-a-r
burglar Yes, sir.
Thanks, Isaias. Here’s Dominic
Lanag-Macdula from Becker
Middle School. Hi, Dominic.
-Hi. -Nice to see you again. How’s everything going
with the chess club? -We’re doing good. -Do you have team
competitions or you just play
for fun? -No, we just play
against each other. -Okay.
Well, keep it up. Chess is a great game. Here is your first
spelling word, Dominic, “universal.” The concept of
respecting others should beuniversal.universal
u-n-i-v-e-r-s-a-l
universal Yes, sir.
Thanks Dominic. Here’s Shaneia Macaraeg
from Silvestri. Hi, Shaneia,
nice to see you again. Would you explain
for our audience what is the National
Jr. Honor Society? -National Jr. Honor
Society is basically this place where you go
with other classmates of yours,
and you can volunteer and do things like
behind the school. So we’re not really
the face of the school, that’s student council, but we do the
behind-the-scenes work. -Awesome. Well,
keep that up and here’s your first
spelling word, Shaneia. It’s “shortcoming.” Ashortcoming
Jarrod had was that
he’s always late. shortcoming
s-h-o-r-t-c-o-m-i-n-g
shortcoming That’s right.
Thank you, Shaneia. So that’s round one,
and that brings us to round two,
so each student gets another
spelling word. Dylan, come on up. Your second spelling
word is “canine.” Dad had a crown
placed on one of his
canine
teeth. canine
c-a-n-i-n-e
canine Yes, sir.
Thanks, Dylan. Malik, we’ve got another
spelling word for you, sir. It is “ventricle.” The heart has a left
and a rightventricle.ventricle
v-e-n-t-r-i-c-a-l
ventricle I’m sorry to
tell you, Malik, that ventricle is
v-e-n-t-r-i-c-l-e. Thank you, sir. That brings us
back to Hailey. Hailey, your next
spelling word is “repeal.” The citizens voted
torepealthe law. repeal
r-e-p-e-a-l
repeal Yes, ma’am.
Thanks, Hailey. That brings us to Angelo. Angelo, your next
spelling word is “oxidize.” During the lab,
the students had tooxidize
a substance. oxidize
o-x-d-i-z-e
oxidize That’s incorrect,
Angelo, you left out an “I.” It’s o-x-i-d-i-z-e. Thank you, sir. And that brings
us to Isaias. Isaias, your next
spelling word is “intermittent.”Intermittent
rain showers were expected
all day. -May I have
the definition. -Sure.
It’s an adjective, “a coming and going
at intervals; “not continuous;
alternating, “recurrent, periodic.” “Intermittent.” -May I have the
language of origin. -Yes, Latin. intermittent
i-n-t-e-r-m-e-t-e-n-t
intermittent That’s incorrect,
Isaias. Intermittent is
i-n-t-e-r-m-i-t-t-e-n-t. Thank you, sir. And that brings us
to Dominic. Dominic, your next
spelling word is “saunter.” Mrs. Yang likes
tosaunterthrough the park on
Sunday afternoons. saunter
s-a-u-n-t-e-r
saunter That’s correct.
Thanks, Dominic. Shaneia, we have another
spelling word for you. It’s “rigorous.” Schools try to ensure
that exams arerigorous.rigorous
r-i-g-o-r-o-u-s
rigorous Yes, ma’am.
Have a seat. So we’ve completed
two rounds of spelling, and that means we’re on
to a round of vocabulary. Students, what I’ll do is
I’ll give you a word, I’ll say a sentence,
and then I’ll have option A and option B
that best describes that word
and that sentence. So you just tell me
whether you think it’s letter A
or letter B. Dylan, are you ready? Here comes your first
vocabulary word. It is “noxious.” So if something
isnoxious,it is A, funny,
or B, harmful. “B.” That’s correct.
Thanks, Dylan. Hailey, here’s
your vocabulary word. It’s “dearth.” If someone has adearth
of something, they have A, a large quantity, or B, an
inadequate supply. “B.” Yes, ma’am. Dominic, we’ve got a
vocabulary word for you. It is “flannel.” If something
isflannel,it A, is a soft
woven fabric, or B, is contrary
to good sense. “A.” And that’s correct. Shaneia, a vocabulary
word for you, “feldspar.” All one word,
“feldspar.” If something
is made offeldspar,it’s made out of A, a mineral,
or B, a metal. “A.” And that’s correct. So you all survived
a round of vocabulary. That means we’re
going to continue on with at least two more
rounds of spelling. Judges, I believe
we’re on word No. 15. So here we go. Dylan, come on back up. We’ve got another
spelling word for you. It is “ambivalence.” He is experiencing
ambivalence
on whether to take the job
or pass it up. ambivalence
a-m-b-i-v-a-l-e-n-c-e
ambivalence That’s correct.
Thanks, Dylan. Hailey, we’ve got another
spelling word for you. It is “vigilant.” The guards werevigilant
in protecting the castle. vigilant
v-i-g-a-l-e-n-t
vigilant That’s incorrect,
Hailey. Vigilant is
v-i-g-i-l-a-n-t. Thank you very much.
Have a seat over there. Dominic, we have
a spelling word for you. It is “transcendence.” Henry David Thoreau
hoped to findtranscendencethrough
his experience with nature. transcendence
t-r-a-n-s-c-e-n-d-e-n-c-e
transcendence That’s right.
Thanks, Dominic. Shaneia, here’s your
next spelling word. It’s “ruminant.” Cows areruminant
animals. ruminant
r-u-m-i-n-e-n-t
ruminant I’m sorry, that’s
incorrect, Shaneia. Ruminant is
r-u-m-i-n-a-n-t. Thanks, Shaneia. So we continue on with
another round of spelling for our two remaining
spellers so we can find out who may be our
7th grade champion and who’s going to be
7th grade runner-up. So Dylan,
now it’s up to you. Come on up and we’ll
start this next round. Your next spelling
word is “uproarious.” After the joke,
the room filled withuproarious
laughter. uproarious
u-p-r-o-a-r-i-o-u-s
uproarious Yes, sir. Dominic, we’ve got another
spelling word for you. It’s “perforation.” Fold the paper
along theperforationso you can tear it
out of your notebook. perforation
p-e-r-f-o-r-a-t-i-o-n
perforation And that’s correct. So that’s two more
rounds of spelling, and that means it’s time
for your favorite, another round
of vocabulary. Gentlemen, we’ll do
what we did before. I’ll have you come up,
I’ll give you a word, say a sentence and
give you two choices. Dylan, come on up. We have another
vocabulary for you. Your vocabulary word,
Dylan, is “carbuncle.” Acarbuncle
has to do with A, the joint where the
ends of two bones meet, or B, a pimple
or red spot. “A.” That’s incorrect.
It was B. Dominic, we’ve got a
vocabulary word for you. It is “juxtaposed.” So if something
isjuxtaposed,it is A, placed side by side,
or B, open to view. “B.” That’s
incorrect as well, so you both stay in it
and we go back to spelling. Whew! So just to make sure,
word No. 21. All right, Dylan,
come on up. We’ve got a spelling
word for you, sir. It’s “bovine.” Hathor is thebovine
Egyptian goddess. bovine
b-o-v-i-n-e
bovine Correct. Dominic, “anecdotes.” Samuel always told amusing
anecdotes
at lunch. anecdotes
a-n-e-c-d-o-t-e-s
anecdotes That’s right. So we’re going
to keep on spelling. And by the way,
gentlemen, we’re done
with vocabulary. I hope you’re okay
with that. Dylan, we have another
spelling word for you. It’s “asterisk.” The dagger usually
follows theasteriskin the series
of reference marks. asterisk
a-s-t-e-r-i-s-k
asterisk That’s right. Dominic, the word is
“inconsequential.” Losing the game
wasinconsequentialcompared
to the injuries suffered by
the team members. inconsequential
i-n-c-o-n-s-e-q-u-e-n-t– -i-a-l
inconsequential Yes, sir. All right, Dylan,
let’s keep going. Here’s your next word. It’s “antebellum.” Movies like
Gone With the Wind
depict the
antebellum
era. antebellum
a-n-t-i-b-e-l-l-u-m
antebellum That’s
incorrect, Dylan. Antebellum is
a-n-t-e-b-e-l-l-u-m. All right,
Dominic, we’ve got a spelling word
for you. It is
“psychosomatic.” Phantom limb pains are
apsychosomaticsymptom. psychosomatic
p-s-y-c-h-o-s-o-m-a-t-i-c
psychosomatic And that is correct. So we have our
7th grade champion and our 7th grade
runner-up, Dominic and Dylan, and we want to present
them with some medals. ♪♪♪ Once again,
congratulations to our top two
7th grade spellers. Dylan,
here’s your medal. Dominic,
here’s your medal. Ms. Ginger is
passing out medals to all of our
7th grade spellers. Congratulations. You guys are going on to the Nevada State
Spelling Bee. We’ll be right back with
our 8th grade spellers on the CCSD Spelling Bee
Finals on Vegas PBS. ♪♪♪ Hi. Welcome
to the 2019-2020 Clark County
School District Spelling Bee Finals. I’m your host,
Nathan Tannenbaum. It’s an honor and
a privilege to be here. Our final bee is going
to be taking place actually in three
separate bees, one for each grade
level, 6th, 7th, and here we are
with the 8th graders. Today’s students
have spelled their way through several
levels of competition before reaching
this final bee. Back in August
they all competed in a written spelling bee
and were named the grade level champion
at their respective middle or junior
high schools. Then in September they
participated in another written bee,
but this was with the best spellers
from their grade level throughout the Clark
County School District. Then in November they
were here at Vegas PBS earning a spot as
one of the top seven students from
their grade level. Today we’ll spell down
until we have our first and second place spellers
within each grade. The top two spellers
from each grade from the bee today
will represent the Clark County
School District in the Nevada State
Spelling Bee that’s going to
take place in March. Once again,
a round of applause for all of
our great spellers. You guys are awesome! (applause) Let’s meet these bright
young men and women. We’ll start with 8th
grader Ryder Nakamura from Hyde Park
Middle School. Ryder, come on up. Are you still involved
with Boy Scouts? -Um-hmm. -And what level
are you at? -I’m a Star Scout;
it’s two ranks below Eagle Scout.
-Awesome. Well, good luck. You’re on your way
to an Eagle Scout. -Yes.
-Good luck, sir. Here is your first
spelling word. It is “symmetry.” A butterfly’s wings
display perfectsymmetry.s-y– oh. symmetry
s-y-m-m-e-t-r-y
symmetry Yes, sir.
Thanks, Ryder. Next up we have
Lana Wilson from Rogich
Middle School. Come on up, Lana. I didn’t know that Rogich
has a debate team. Are you part
of the debate team? -Yes, I am.
-What do you guys do? -We write speeches,
and I’m most involved in public forum
so I talk with my debate partner
about the topic and whether we want
to speak first or second. It’s really exciting. -Yes. Well,
good luck with that and here at the
Spelling Bee today. Here is your first
spelling word. It is “longitude.”Longitudehelps
to divide the world into time zones. longitude
l-o-n-g-i-t-u-d-e
longitude Yes, ma’am.
Thanks, Lana. Our next 8th grade speller
is Brenden Newton from Cannon
Jr. High School. Hi, Brenden.
-Hello. -I understand you’re
still a fan of cats. -Yes. -How many do you
have at home? -Two. -And their names are…
-Guinevere and Kiala. -Awesome. Good luck
with the kitty cats and here at
the Spelling Bee. Brenden, your first
spelling word is “proximity.” Standing in
proximity
to someone chopping onions
makes my eyes water. proximity
p-r-o-x-i-m-i-t-y
proximity Yes, sir. And that brings us
to Daniel Zelich. Hi, Daniel.
-Hi. -From Miller
Middle School. I understand you enjoy
the subject of history. -Yes, very much. -Any particular,
world or U.S. history? -The 20th century is
very interesting for me. -It sure is. That was so last
century though, Daniel. (laughter) All right. Here’s your
first spelling word. It is “discriminatory.”Discriminatory
taxes target certain groups
of people. discriminatory
d-i-s-c-r-i-m– -i-n– -a-t-o-r-y
discriminatory That’s right.
Thank you, Daniel. That brings us
to Chase Hendricks from Cadwallader. Hey, Chase.
-Hi. -I understand you
like to go traveling. -Yes. -Any particular
place you’ve liked more than any other
place you’ve been? -I went to Dallas
last week and I liked that a lot,
and then last summer I went to Seattle
and I liked that too. -So wherever you go,
you enjoy yourself. Good luck with
the traveling, Chase, and the Spelling Bee.
-Thanks. -Here’s your first
spelling word. It is “supremacy.” Most Americans believe
in thesupremacyof the Constitution. supremacy
s-u-p-r-e-m-a-c-y
supremacy That’s correct. All right, Chase.
Thank you, sir. That brings us
to Justice Crews. Hi, Justice.
-Hello. -From Leavitt
Middle School. I understand that
you are pretty sure of what your
career objective is and you know
what you want to be when you grow up;
what’s that? -Anthropologist
or sociologist. -That’s pretty cool. Have you narrowed down
a college or are you going to wait on that
a little bit? -I’m still
going to wait. -Yes, I think you’ve
got plenty of time. Good luck with that, and here’s your first
spelling word, Justice. It is “enormity.” I do not think
you understand theenormity
of the situation. enormity
e-n-o-r-m-i-t-y
enormity And that’s correct.
Thank you, Justice. That brings us to
our seventh speller, Jasmine Dimranan. Hi, Jasmine.
-Hi. -From Harney
Middle School. You enjoy reading?
-Yes. -Any particular type
of book or author that you’re
a big fan of? -I like John Green,
the Harry Potter series, those kind of stories.
-Well, keep reading, and here’s your
first spelling word. It is “sublimate.” Bobby’s mom hopes
that he cansublimatehis energy for
playing video games into a career
in video game design. sublimate
s-u-b-l-i-m-a-t-e
sublimate Yes, ma’am.
Thank you, Jasmine. So that’s
our first round and we have all seven
spellers remaining, so we move on
to another word for each
of our spellers. That brings us to Ryder. Come on back up for your
second spelling word. It is
“beneficent.” Thebeneficentking
did everything he could to help
his citizens. -Can you say it again. -Sure.
“Beneficent.” beneficent
b-e-n-i-f-i-c-e-n-t
beneficent Ryder,
that’s incorrect. Beneficent is
b-e-n-e-f-i-c-e-n-t. Thank you, sir. And that brings us
to Lana. We’ve got your second
spelling word here, Lana. It is “sergeant.” The cadets
had to listen to theirsergeant
at all times. -May I hear
the word again. -You may.
“Sergeant.” s-e-a-r-g-e-n-t
sergeant I’m sorry about
that, Lana. Sergeant is
s-e-r-g-e-a-n-t. Thank you, Lana. Our next speller here
is Brenden. Come on up, Brenden, we’ve got your
second word. It is
“hyperkinetic.” The cheerleaders used
hyperkinetic
moves at the assembly. hyperkinetic
h-y-p-e-r-k-i-n-e-t-i-c
hyperkinetic Yes, sir. Daniel, your next
word is “chandelier.” Thechandelier
looks great over the dining
room table. chandelier
c-h-a-n-d-e-l-i-e-r
chandelier Yes, sir. Chase, come on up for
your next spelling word. It is “trenchant.” Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. was atrenchantdefender
of civil rights. trenchant
t-r-e-n-c-h-a-n-t
trenchant That’s correct.
Thank you, Chase. Justice, we’ve got
another word for you. It is “stoic.” Eric wasstoic;
he rarely spoke. stoic
s-t-o-i-c
stoic Yes, ma’am.
Thank you, Justice. Jasmine, we’ve got
another word for you, and that word is
“diabolical.” Malfoy hatched
hisdiabolicalplan to beat Harry Potter. diabolical
d-i-a-b-o-l-i-c-a-l
diabolical And that is correct,
so have a seat. We’ve completed two
rounds of spelling, so as we do
in the Spelling Bee after two rounds
of spelling, it’s time for
a round of vocabulary. Once again, students, I’m going to
give you a word. I will say a sentence
regarding that word and then give you
two choices. You don’t have to
remember word for word what the sentence is,
all you have to do is say the letter A
or the letter B. So we’ll start
with Brenden. Come on up. Here’s your first
vocabulary word. It’s “mediocre.” Something described
asmediocreis A, undercooked, or B, of moderate
or low quality. “B.” That is correct.
Thank, Brenden. Daniel, your first
vocabulary word, “jettison.” What does it mean
tojettisonsomething? A, to move about
very quickly, or B, to cast
overboard. “B.” And that’s correct.
Thanks, Daniel. A vocabulary
word for Chase. It is “borax.”Boraxis
typically used to A, clean things,
or B, make cereal. “B.” That’s incorrect,
Chase. That was A,
to clean things. Thank you, sir. That brings us
to Justice. Justice, we have
a vocabulary for you. It is
“evanescent.” Somethingevanescent
tends to A, last a long time, or B, vanish
or pass away. -Could you
repeat the word. -Sure.
“Evanescent.” -Could you repeat
the options. -Somethingevanescent
tends to A, last a long time, or B, vanish
or pass away. “A.” That’s incorrect.
It was B, Justice. Thank you. Here’s Jasmine for your
first vocabulary word. It is
“compunction.” If someone has a
compunction,
they have A, a feeling of guilt, or B, a feeling
of disappointment. -Could you repeat
the options, please. -Yes. If someone has a
compunction,
they have a A, feeling of guilt, or B, feeling
of disappointment. “A.” And that is correct. So we’ve completed our
first round of vocabulary. Since we have three
spellers remaining, we’re going to move on
to another round of spelling,
and if we continue we’ll have a second
round of spelling, and if we continue
we’ll have another round of vocabulary. All right. Judges, I believe
we’re on word No. 15. Very good.
Brenden, come on up. We’ve got your
next spelling word. It is
“chronometer.” Joshua used
achronometerto time the race. chronometer
c-h-r-o-n-o-m-e-t-e-r
chronometer Yes, sir.
Thanks, Brenden. All right, Daniel,
come on up. We’ve got another
spelling word for you. It is
“epithelium.” The CSI lab studied
theepitheliumrecovered from the sidewalk
at the crime scene. -Word origin?
-Latin, Greek. epithelium
e-p-a-t-h– -e-l-i-u-m
epithelium That’s incorrect,
Daniel. Epithelium is
e-p-i-t-h-e-l-i-u-m. Jasmine, we’ve got
a spelling word for you, so come on up. That word is
“blasphemy.” She was condemned for
uttering suchblasphemy.blasphemy
b-l-a-s-p-h-e-m-y
blasphemy And that’s correct. So both of you
can come up since there’s
just the two of you. We’re going to have
a little spell-off. Brenden, come on up, and Jasmine,
you come on up. Brenden, we have a
spelling word for you next. Here’s your next
spelling word, Brenden. Right there
at the microphone. You’re fine. Your next spelling
spelling word is “appellate.” Theappellatecourt
decided to reject the judge’s findings. -Could you
repeat the word. -Yes. The word is
“appellate.” I don’t know this, so… appellate
a-p-e-l-e-t– oh, e-l-l. -Do you want to say
the word one last time. -Appellate. -And that’s incorrect. Appellate is
a-p-p-e-l-l-a-t-e. But hang on, let’s see
what happens with Jasmine. Your next spelling
word is “estuary.” The city of
Sausalito sits along the San Francisco Bay
estuary.
-Could you
repeat the word. -The word is “estuary.” estuary
e-s-t-u-a-r-y
estuary And that is correct. So I believe we have our
8th grade champion speller and our runner-up,
Jasmine and Brenden. Congratulations. You’re both moving on
to the state spelling bee. ♪♪♪ So once again
congratulations to our top two 8th grade
spellers who are going on to the Nevada State
Spelling Bee in March. Brenden,
there’s your medal. Jasmine,
there’s your medal, and Ms. Ginger
is going to help us hand out medals to all
the other top spellers. In the meantime,
that wraps up the 2019-2020 Clark
County School District Spelling Bee Finals. We hope to see you again
right here next year on Vegas PBS.
Thank you! (applause) ♪♪♪

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