• Spelling Bee participants



    Last January 12, 2023, Burbank Middle School held its Annual Spelling Bee in the school auditorium. This year, the announcer and Emcee was Ms. Kynette Gray and the panel of judges was composed of Ms. Christy Weeks, Ms. Diana Reyes, and Mr. Daniel Alt. The event was coordinated for the ELAR Department by Ms.Tiffanie Cole. Burbank's Spelling Bee is part of the Scripps National Bee Competition.

    Ms Cole poses with the winners 

    Burbank's Spelling Bee 2023 winner is Sage Herbert with the winning word: vestments. In second place, we have Eduardo Quiroz, a 6th grade student in Mr. Bejko's homeroom, and in third place this year we have Abigail Martinez, who is a student in Mrs. Bucher-Airola's homeroom class. As first place winner, Sage will advance to the district Spelling Bee which will take place on February 7, 2023 at Scarborough High School. The event will begin around 9:00 am and should be concluded by noon. The winner of the district event will move on to the regional event.


    Please see below the list of participants in this year's Spelling Bee. We congratulate them and their teachers, but special congratulations go to the top three participants for their amazing achievement. Good luck to Sage as she advances to the regionals! 


    Enjoy the video of the last round of participation. Photos courtesy of Ms. Boswell-Jones.

2023 Spelling Bee Participants

Name Grade Homeroom Teacher
Aguilar, Danna 8 Mr. Alt
Aleman, Amariah 6 Mr. McBride
Alfred, Trinity 6 Mr. McBride
Antonio, Caralee 6 Mrs. Funderburk
Avila, Darlyn 6 Ms. Gray
Azarte Gonzales, Flor 7 Mr. Luviano
Benitez, Genesis 7 Mr. Monsivais
Calderon, Mateo 8 Mr. Alt
Castillo, Andrea 7 Mr. Monsivais
Cervantes, Leonardo 7 Mr. Sanabria
Chevis, Ayanna 6 Ms. Davidson
Cobos, Emely 6 Mrs. Deshotels

Spelling Bee 2023-Last Round