2019-20 School-Wide Spelling Bee News

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational promotion, sponsoring spelling bees for students in the United States and around the world. The EDS classroom spelling bees were held on November 22 and December 3 in fourth through eighth grades, and classroom winners competed in the school-wide spelling bee on Monday, January 13, in the gym. 

This year’s competitors included 4th graders Alice B. and Tucker B.; 5th graders Cullen R. and Emily S.; 6th graders Howell B. and Stella C.; 7th graders Davis P. and Kennedy W.; and 8th graders Mercer H. and Anne Marshall M. 

Tucker became our school champion in the twenty-seventh grueling round of spelling! Cullen earned second place honors, and Anne Marshall and Alice came in third and fourth place, respectively. 

Both Tucker and Cullen will represent EDS during the first round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association spelling bee to be held in Macon at Mount de Sales Academy on Thursday, February 6. The competition will involve a written vocabulary and spelling test. 

If either Tucker or Cullen is unable to compete in the GISA bee, Anne Marshall will serve as our first alternate, and Alice will be our second alternate. 

Congratulations to all our extraordinary EDS spellers!


Dana McGill

Sixth and Eighth Grade English & Literature, Humanities Department Coordinator, Middle School Advisor, High School Placement Coordinator

EDS Faculty since 2007; 19 years prior experience
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., University of Georgia

Alumni Parent

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