West Genesee student named Central New York's top speller

2017 "WCNY/syracuse.com Spelling Bee"

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Can you say, let alone spell “cinephile?” Central New York’s new Spelling Bee champ can!

 

West Genesee Middle schooler Ava Propper took the top spot Saturday at the 2017 “WCNY/syracuse.com Spelling Bee.”

 

According to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Ava’s winning word “cinephile,” is a person who is fond of movies.

 

35 other students from across Central New York competed in the Bee.

 

Ava will now head to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. 

 

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