David Greenberg, Jake Baglio Nab Spelling Bee W-I-N-S

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Seventh-graders David Greenberg of Grand Avenue and Jake Baglio and Merrick Avenue middle schools won their respective schools’ spelling bees.

Greenberg won the 2018 Grand Avenue Spelling Bee on Jan. 11 after 18 grueling rounds with the word “celiac.” Francesca Lodispoto was the runner-up.

Baglio won the 2018 Merrick Avenue Spelling Bee on Jan. 12 with the word “tuberculosis” after eight challenging rounds. Zach Arzt was the runner-up.

Greenberg and Baglio will advance to the Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Feb. 4.