Thirty Seven Students to Compete in County Spelling Bee

A total of thirty seven students will be competing during the Sixth Annual DeKalb County Spelling Bee Friday night, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb County High School.
WJLE plans LIVE coverage
Students from DeKalb Middle School, DeKalb West School, and Northside Elementary School recently competed at the school level to become eligible for the county competition.
Along with students from twenty nine other counties, the first and second place winners in the DeKalb County Spelling Bee will compete in the Tennessean Regional Spelling Bee on March 4th at Belmont University in Nashville.
The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee will compete in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. May 26th through May 28th with all expenses paid by the Tennessean Newspaper.
The purpose of the County Wide Spelling Bee is to help students improve spelling skills, increase vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.
Participants in this year’s County Wide Spelling Bee are:
Northside Elementary School:
Fourth Grade- Sara LeFever and Baylee Phillips
Fifth Grade-Chase Bryant, Hailey Cannon, Caleb Fox, Morgan Cross, Kaitlin Rhea, and Kyra Trapp
DeKalb Middle School:
Sixth Grade- Peter Antoniak, Amber Baute, Brandon Chapman, Haley Davis, Lenzi Dickens, Justin Johnson, Julie Little, Makalee Ruch, Makayla Starnes, Alex Thompson, and Jacob Washer.
Eighth Grade-Jessica Acuna, Kyra Dickens, and Martelia Tallent
DeKalb West School:
Fifth Grade- Morgan Vickers and Hailey Walker
Sixth Grade- Leah Burchfield, McKenzie Gann, and Bruce Wilson
Seventh Grade- Cara Mosely, McKenzie Poteete, Crystal Vickers, Evan Ward, and Dylan Young
Eighth Grade- Nathan Gohs, Amy Hastings, Taylor Leach, Justin Manley, and Austin Miller

Posted in News and tagged .