Salud ‘erupts’ to Spelling Bee title

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Johnray Salud, seated, watches as Michaela Alcaraz receives “annihilate” from pronouncer Jan Tenbruggencate Friday during the Kaua‘i District Spelling Bee at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sean Doi, state Department of Eduction Kaua‘i Complex Area educational specialist, introduces Johnray Salud as the Kaua‘i District Spelling Bee champion Friday following Salud’s correct spelling of “eruption” at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi, where Salud is a student.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Johnray Salud and Michaela Alcaraz lead the field of finalists at the Kaua‘i District Spelling Bee Friday evening at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi. Shown are Isabella Salamey (Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i Public Charter School), Audrey Jones and Stefhanie Sambrano (Kilauea), Salud (CKMS), Zoe Greay and Lucy Newton (St. Theresa), Alcaraz (CKMS) and Shane Wozney (Alaka‘i).

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School students Johnray Salud and Michaela Alcaraz will be representing Kaua‘i when the State Spelling Bee starts on O‘ahu on March 5 at the New Hope Auditorium.

PUHI — A pair of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School students — Johnray Salud and Michaela Alcaraz — will be representing Kaua‘i at the State Spelling Bee on O‘ahu.

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