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Griffith Intermediate Student Named 2020 St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Finalist

Congratulations to the 2020 St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Finalists and FFSD's very own, Josie Renaud, a fifth-grade student at Griffith Intermediate.

Due to novel coronavirus, the final round of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee as well as the Scripps
National Spelling Bee was unable to be held. These 36 finalists, including 11 eighth graders, advanced from the
semi-final bee. Join us in celebrating their many spelling bee and academic accomplishments!

Josie Renaud

Griffith Intermediate School

Grade: 5

An animal you want to be: A rabbit because they're adorable and remind me of Easter and chocolate.

Favorite book: “The King's Equal" by Katherine Paterson

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite word: Anatidaephobia, the fear of being looked at by a duck.

Hero: My hero is Galileo because he discovered so much about outer space, including some of Jupiter’s moons, and he has been called "the father of modern physics."