Eitan Waldman of Yeshivat Noam in Paramus came in second place in the North Jersey Spelling Bee held at Bergen Community College recently. Rabbi Hagler wishes him Kol HaKavod and says he is proud that Eitan represented the Paramus yeshiva at the competition. Eighty-three students from Bergen and Essex counties vied for the trophy in the spelling bee sponsored by The Record and Herald News. The competition lasted until nearly 11 p.m., when Eitan was defeated by the spelling of the word trianon. According to The Record, words like “loam,” “toucan” and “dearth” sent students back to their seats. Other toughies were chassis, croissant, and nachtmusik. The competition was won by Indrani Das, an eighth grader at River Dell Middle School, who moves on to the statewide finals.