Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Montessori Student Wins Spelling Bee.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Ben Goldsmith, a 9-year-old from La Mariposa Montessori School, won the Santa Fe County Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling foray and crimson.

The Santa Fe private school student now will progress to the regional spelling bee, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 24 at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque.

A total of 25 contestants from elementary and middle schools competed in Tuesday's bee at Chaparral Elementary School in Santa Fe. The annual event was open to public, private and home-schooled children in Santa Fe County. …

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