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Calhoun's Alyssa Trasporto wins district spelling bee

Denton ISD Spelling Bee

Calhoun Middle School seventh-grade student Alyssa Denise Trasporto won the 2017 Denton ISD Spelling Bee, sending her to the Denton County competition in February.


Alyssa won the competition of 21 students – three from each of the district’s seven middle schools – after several rounds in the finals with a correct spelling of “diary.”  In addition to Alyssa, Myers Middle School sixth-grader Bernadette Vega will represent Denton ISD at the county spelling bee as a result of her runner-up finish.


The Denton County Spelling Bee is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Denton ISD Professional Development Center in Denton.  If she wins, Alyssa will qualify for the regional competition in Dallas. The winner of that competition advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.


The district competitors included:

Calhoun Middle School

Shaswat Aryal

Madeline Ray

Alyssa Denise Trasporto

Crownover Middle School

Cesar Jimenez

Ethan Jones

Sanjay Margabandu

Harpool Middle School

Audrey Lee

Chase Voorhies

Kaitlyn William

McMath Middle School

Julia Norton

Salma Omary

Emily Young

Myers Middle School

Manuela Marin Acevedo

Bernadette Vega

Autumn Ward

Navo Middle School

Chris Delgado

Dianny Elinge

Krista Tucker

Strickland Middle School

Claire Crawford

Breanna Smith

Grace Teague