A group of bright, young students from Cherokee County Schools gathered at Centre Middle School on Tuesday, February 6, to compete for the system title of Spelling Bee Champion. All participants were either the winner or first alternate of their respective school Bees.
Eighth graders Cody Bias (Cedar Bluff School) and Dylan Byars (Spring Garden School) battled through several rounds of competition before Bias secured the win. Cody will advance to the state competition later this year. The judges for the competition were Ms. Kay Davis, Ms. Liz Stafford, and Ms. Renee Williams, with Ms. Sarah Benefield serving as pronouncer. Congratulations to all of the students who participated!
Also, we would like to extend a special thank you to the Spelling Bee Sponsors from each school: Pam Burgess, Cedar Bluff; Amie Davis, Centre Elementary; Anna Young, Centre Middle; Gina Roe, Gaylesville; Leslie Ann Rowland, Sand Rock; Heather Maddox, Spring Garden; and Jennifer Mackey, System Coordinator.
Cedar Bluff – Winner: Katy Bias, Alternate: Cody Bias
Centre Elementary – Winner: Lynn Marie Crane, Alternate: Austin Jackson
Centre Middle – Winner: Marissa Pope, Alternate: Bella Lewis
Gaylesville – Winner: Audrey Brown, Alternate: Kuper Bradley
Sand Rock – Winner: Hannah Small, Alternate: Kylie Childers
Spring Garden – Winner: Dylan Byars, Alternate: Mason Woods