first_imgChanon Styer, Owen Ritti and Race Myer listen to instructions before the final round of a spelling bee Thursday at Ocean City Intermediate School. They will represent Ocean City in district competition. Three Ocean City Intermediate School students will advance to district competition this weekend in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs State Spelling Bee.Chanon Styer correctly spells a word read by Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoffrey Haines on her way to a victory in a local spelling bee.Chanon Styer, Race Myer and Owen Ritti were the top spellers in a local competition Thursday afternoon in the multi-purpose room at the school.Styer successfully spelled “perturb” to win the local bee, after Myer (second place) stumbled on “corrupt” and Ritti (third) on “whittle.”The event was sponsored by the Colony Club of Ocean City and was open only to fifth-graders. About 25 started the competition, but by Round 10 only three survived.The top three spellers from each district competition this weekend will move on to the state spelling bee March 7 in New Brunswick.last_img

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