EDS Spelling Bee News

2018-2019 EDS 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 Thursday, November 15, in fourth through eighth grades, and classroom winners competed in the school-wide spelling bee on Thursday, January 17, in the gym.

This year’s competitors included 4th graders Cullen R. and Emily S.; 5th graders Anna Pierce T., Berkeley J., and Will M.; 6th graders Dunbar L. and Austin P.; 7th graders John T. and William N.; and 8th graders Ann Marie P. and Lacey Kate T.

Cullen became our school champion in the eighth round after correctly spelling irked and the championship word, garret. Ann Marie earned second place honors, and Will and John came in third and fourth place, respectively.

Both Cullen and Ann Marie will represent EDS at the next level of competition sponsored by GISA, or the Georgia Independent School Association, at Memorial Day School in Savannah on February 7. The competition will involve a written vocabulary and spelling test.

If either Cullen or Ann Marie is unable to compete in the GISA bee, Will will serve as our first alternate, and John will be our second alternate.

Congratulations to all our extraordinary EDS spellers!

Click here for photos of this wonderful and memorable event.


Dana McGill

Seventh 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

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