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 during the week of December 7 in fourth through eighth grades, and classroom winners competed in the school spelling competition on Tuesday, January 12.
This year’s competitors included 4th graders Dovie H. and London J.; 5th graders Elsie R. and Benjamin S.; 6th graders Sam D. and Virginia J.; 7th graders Marion B. and Stella C.; and 8th graders Banks E. and Kennedy W.
Marion became our school champion in our first-ever written-format school spelling bee! Dovie earned second place honors, and Stella and Benjamin came in third and fourth place, respectively.
Both Marion and Dovie will represent EDS during the first round of the Georgia Independent School Association spelling bee to be held in Macon at Mount de Sales Academy on Thursday, February 4.
If either Marion or Dovie is unable to compete in the GISA bee, Stella will serve as our first alternate, and Benjamin will be our second alternate.
Congratulations to all of our extraordinary EDS spellers!