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Sixth Grader Jasem Rahhal Wins Good Hope Country Day School Spelling Bee

Good Hope Country Day School Spelling Bee: Winner Jasem Rahhal (left) and (2nd place) Zaid Yusuf (right). (Submitted photo)

“Pervading, P – E – R – V – A – D – I – N – G,” Good Hope Country Day School sixth-grader Jasem Rahhal carefully enunciated in the final moment of the school’s Spelling Bee competition, as he spelled his way to becoming the 2023 GHCDS Champion. After an intense 12 rounds, Jasem overcame a valiant effort by eighth grader Zaid Yusuf, who nailed some difficult words before encountering the word “sentinel.” Fifth grader Toby Hinkel took 3rd place.

The competition featured the top two spellers of each grade from fourth to eighth grades:

4th Grade Contestants: Colton Charles and Hannah Stewart

5th Grade Contestants: Scarlett Sayre and Toby

6th Grade Contestants: Isabelle Bohlke and Jasem

7th Grade Contestants: Grayson Barry-Stanton and Connor Shepherd

8th Grade Contestants: Chaney Smith and Zaid

Jasem will represent GHCDS in the Territorial Championship in February.  Congratulations, Jasem!

About Good Hope Country Day School

Good Hope Country Day School is an independent, multicultural, college preparatory educational community set on a 34-acre campus.

The school is a spirited collaboration among dedicated educators, involved parents, concerned community leaders and inquisitive young people.

The school recently implemented Cambridge International, a highly respected global K-12 curriculum for all students from nursery to 12th grade. Cambridge International is a part of Cambridge University in the UK, one of the top universities in the world.

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