Wednesday, January 9 was the school-wide Spelling Bee at Moore Square. Classroom spelling bees were held in December to determine the 30 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who participated. The contest began at 7:45 am and lasted until about 9:30. WRAL-TV Meterologist Elizabeth Gardner served as the Pronouncer and judges were Marilyn Ospina Kingsley, Natalie Peterson, and Sarah Skinner. Spelling Bee coordinators were Assistant Principal, Brooke Depinto and Instructional Facilitator, Karen Poindexter who worked with Moore Square PTSA Bee Advisor, Andrea Osborne. The Moore Square PTSA provided financial and volunteer support to make this event possible and a wonderful success.
And the winners were: 1st Place: sixth grader Kyler Prince-Cohee, 2nd Place: eighth grader Cordelia McKelvy, 3rd Place: sixth grader Alex Gilliland, and 4th Place: seventh grader Sophie Lassiter.
These are the 30 participants