19 students in grades 4 - 8 participated in the EMS Spelling Bee. This "Challenge by Choice" activity took place after school on Friday, January 6, in the Russell Berrie Music Room. Eighth grader, Sang Uk Park, finished in second place. The first place winner was sixth grader, Emily Yu. She will participate in the semi-finals of the North Jersey Spelling Bee to be held at Bergen Community College in March. The final winner of the North Jersey Bee will progress to the National Spelling Bee that is held annually in Washington, DC.