An Interview With Andrew Capran: 2017 Spelling Bee Winner Tyler Q.
I have a few questions for the winner of the 2017 Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee has a little backstory to it. The spelling bee in Appleby School started 2 years ago, when Mrs. Asprocolas wanted to bring the fame to this school. Andrew Capran is “the big letter” in the spelling bee. Last year Andrew came in third place. This year, he is the winner. So now, I decided to interview him. Here are some questions for him:
What made you enter the spelling bee? I am very good at spelling and I always passed every test on spelling
What was your reaction when you came in the night performance? I was very static and I was just determined to win the spelling bee and make my dad proud because he was there.
How much did you study your list? I studied my list every second I could and my mom helped me study, so if I get one word wrong we would have to start all over from the beginning of the list.
How hard was the last word in the spelling bee? It was VERY easy. The word was nuisance
Did you get any words wrong towards the end? No.
In one word, describe the spelling bee. Nerve- racking.
Is there anything you want to say to younger spellers? Always try your best and never give up and if you get nervous, take a deep breath and look at the basketball hoop in the back of the gym.
Was it nerve-wracking to go in front of all of the peanut gallery? Yes.
Was it disappointing or exciting to get in third place last year? A mixed feeling of both.
If you have one, who is your role model? My mom and my dad.
It seems that Andrew Capran is a natural at spelling some fantastic words. He might have a little stage fright, but he is an amazing speller. In the first annual spelling bee in E.R. Appleby School, Capran blew the crowd away with getting 3rd place in 4th grade. He asked me to spell a french spelling word, and I obviously failed at spelling the word. To end this interview I would like to congratulate Capran and all of the other contestants that entered the 2nd Annual Spelling Bee here at Appleby School.
Annie Cast Interview Camryn S.
This year the fifth grade play in Annie. I interviewed the main characters the same ten questions about the play. Jackie Genthe - Lily Jackie Genthe plays Lily in the play. She describes her character as “Hysterical.” Lily is nothing like Jackie. She is going to continue with the plays in middle school and high school. She enjoys doing the plays because she feels like she is apart of something. Camryn Snyder - Grace I play Grace Farrell in the play. My favorite part about being in the play is being a different person. The character that I play and I have nothing in common. I describe my character as “ Ready.” She always has everything ready for when she is needed. Cyanne Chan - Mrs. Hannigan Cyanne plays Mrs. Hannigan in the play. Her favorite part about being in the play is the singing and the acting. Her character has some similarities but not a lot. If she could describe her character in one word, her word would be “mean.” Savanah Rosario - Annie Savanah plays Annie in the play. She is going to continue with the play in the middle and high school. Her favorite part being in the play is the singing dancing and acting. She originally wanted to be Mrs. Hannigan but she is happy being Annie.
Kyle Chigas - Rooster Kyle plays Rooster in the play. He is going to continue with the plays in middle school and high school. In one word. He described his character as sly. His favorite part about being in the play is that his friends are in it and he gets to hang out with them more.
Tyler Quesnel - Warbucks Tyler plays Warbucks in the play. He is going to continue with the plays in middle school and high school. His favorite part about being in the play is entertaining the audience and preforming. He described his character as rich.
Everybody that I interviewed is going to continue with the play next year. They all enjoy being in the play from feeling like their apart of something to just having fun.
Different School Opinions Camryn S.
I feel like girls and boys from different grades have different perspectives about school. I asked a boy and a girl from each grade of Appleby the same 12 questions. The kids I interviewed were Giuliana and Josh from 2nd grade, Guils and Brandon from 3rd grade, Autumn and Jayden from 4th grade, and Gabby and Tyler from 5th grade. I wanted to do this because some kids look at school differently than others. Maybe others want to know how other kids look at school. Boys I found out that the boys took less time to answer than the girls. There were equal in their opinions about their own handwriting being very neat. Most of the boys liked soda and half said their favorite letter is the letter their name started with. Girls Half of the girls said their least favorite special is gym. Most of the girls wake up at 7:00 and do have time when they are done getting ready to do what they want. Half of the girls said they have neat handwriting and the other half said they didn't think so. All the kids had one answer stating that they didn't know how to explain themselves. They took a long time to think about it but they couldn't think of the reason. Some said “ I just do” others said “ because I like it “ or “ because it's good/fun.” Some people and children have different opinions and some have the same. Some of the kids I interviewed I agreed with and some I didn't agree. Different grades look at school differently. So, what do you think of school?
Appleby Buzz Through the Years Camryn S.
Appleby Band Sofia G.
Do you play an instrument in the Appleby Band? I do. I play the flute.
After school band works by having your teacher dismiss you to the band room where you practice. If you are wondering the instrument choices, I will tell you all about them.
First, there is the flute which is the quietest instrument out of the whole band. Then, there is the trumpet which is a very loud instrument but it is still an awesome instrument to play in the band. Next, we have the trombone which is a very large instrument and it has a slide. Last but not least we have the clarinet. The clarinet is a held in front of you and has many keys. In the Appleby Band, you will have so much fun! To be a successful band member, you have to always obey Mr. Bartlett’s rules and the number one rule of being in the band is to have fun.
I enjoy being a part of the Appleby Band and I hope that you will too.
Appleby Buzz has changed many times throughout the years. When it first started, there were printed copies. It even changed teachers. When it was a printed copy, there were more fairy tale type of stories. Now there are true facts and events. This year is new. This year there are two editors in chief.
Back when Appleby Buzz started, there were printed copies. It was printed with stories and some articles. Now there are more true facts and real events. It also is now articles online. Back when it was printed copies, there were more made up and fairy tail stories. When they were printed copies it was around 2004. Now it is 2016/2017 Buzz.
Appleby Buzz has had different teachers. When I was in third grade (my first year in Appleby Buzz ) I had Mrs.Torchiano. Fourth and fifth grade I had Mrs. Asprocolas. Now Mrs. Torchiano is the principal of Schoenly. They are both great E.S.P teachers. Before I was in E.S.P and before I was in Appleby School the teacher was Mrs. Sost. Appleby Buzz has even changed teachers when I was here.
This year there is something new. This year we have two editors in chief. They are Tyler and me. We are both fifth graders. We are also the only fifth graders this year. Tyler is editor in chief for the fourth graders and I am editor in chief for the third graders.. As editor in chief, I get to help out if a student needs help. I get to help edit and read over the other students’ writing. In my opinion, the best part about being editor in chief is that I get to edit and reread the other articles. It's nice how I get to look and read the news before it's all edited by Mrs. Asprocolas.
Appleby Buzz has changed through the years many times by the teachers in charge, the types of articles, formats, and editors in chief. Appleby Buzz is so much fun to be in, and I hope the others students feel the same way about it. I love being in Appleby Buzz, but I am sad that this is my last year.
Did You Know?
When the E.S.P had printed copies, its name was not Appleby Buzz. Its name was The Talented Times. The quote for The Talented Times was “An Wxplosion of Creativity”
Someone wrote, in 2004, about what they wanted for Christmas. The theme of that paper was "Happy Holidays"