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Red Hook represents at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Isaac Imboden

Red Hook's Isaac Imboden was one of 234 students across the United States to qualify for the 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee through regional bees held this spring.

Sponsored by the Times Union of Albany, Imboden made it to round two in the competition which began May 31. The competition was T-O-U-G-H! Isaac was eliminated in round two during the word meaning portion, which requires the speller to select the correct multiple-choice answer to a vocabulary question. The LAMS 6th grader was asked the definition of the word, "concordance." (The correct answer - an alphabetical index of words in a work.)

Isaac qualified for this year's competition through the 2022 Capital Regional Spelling Bee at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. The National Spelling Bee began in 1925 when nine newspapers joined together to host a spelling bee. Close to 100 years later, their literacy effort reaches 11 million students who participate in spelling bees each year.

To find out who wins this year's national finals, watch it live tonight (Thursday, June 2) from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on Ion and Bounce networks.

Congratulations, Isaac on your accomplishments and we look forward to cheering you on in future competitions!