By VANESSA MASTERSON | Junior Reporter
My name is Vanessa Masterson and I am in third grade. Every year, my brother Shane and I participate in the Pali Bee.
This year’s Pali Bee is coming up fast! I feel excited about the Pali Bee. It will be at Palisades Charter High School this year, not at Rustic Canyon like last year. I think it will be different but fun to be at the high school.
When you are at the Bee, the first thing you have to do is take a written test with your grade level. You get nervous during the written test but if you find out you are on the stage, you will feel better!
Make sure to write your words neatly or you can get marked off on a word you may have spelled right. Then after the written test, you have to wait while they score the tests. During the waiting time you can eat snacks and have your picture taken with Pali Bee “Bee.”
The top 10 spellers get to go up on the stage. After that, they get five words to spell each. You will be nervous while you are up on the stage, but keep in mind, you might win.
Last year I did not get to go up on the stage, but my brother did and he won second place in the fourth-grade category! If you have an older brother or sister, listen to the words they had and study those for when you get to that grade.
Last year I recorded on paper the points from the words and I knew in advance my brother was going to win. I feel better about it this year because I have practiced more and I am a good speller.
You can do it too if you study spelling words and work hard!
For more information or to sign up for the 2018 Pali Bee, visit palipost.com/
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