Top Spellers Named in Local Bee


Elizabeth Workman, Paolite Staff Writer

During homeroom on Wednesday, January 22, twelve junior high students had the opportunity to compete in the school-wide spelling bee.

Principal Sherry Wise pronounced the words to the students and guidance counselor Rachel Robinson, guidance secretary Sara Parks and seventh grade English teacher Loretta Brown served as judges.

Eighth grader Braydon Crowder took first prize, eighth grader Cameron Apple was second, eighth grader Trinity Thompson took third and seventh grader Jericho Hopper was fourth. Because of their performance, the students will advance to the county spelling bee on February 23 at 2 p.m. in the Ruth Uyesugi Auditorium.

“I felt that all twelve students represented our school very well. I enjoy watching as students showcase their spelling skills. Spelling is something people take for granted any more. I think it is fantastic that these students grasp the importance of good spelling,” said Brown.