(article by Top Lee)

TGS eighth-grader Isabella Neubauer continued on after her last win to capture first place at the SCISA State Spelling Bee, held on on March 12 at Williamsburg Academy.  Isabella had many hard words including: ipecac, wiki-wiki, metamorphosis, lamentation, braggadocio.  Isabella was unsure about braggadocio, but she spelled it right because it was actually the font she used on her Science Fair project!  Congratulations to our Spellebrity, Isabella, and good luck in your future spelling endeavors in Washington!

Do you know what Isabella’s spelling words mean?  Try and figure out which one is which using the definitions below:

1  .annoying or exaggerated talk of someone who is trying to sound very proud or brave 2. quickly, fast  3.  dried rhizome of a South American shrub, or a drug prepared from this, used as an emetic and expectorant  4.  passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping  5. process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.