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Local champs prepare for Cullman County Spelling Bee

Audrey Parker

UPDATE: The Cullman County Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 13.


West Point Elementary winner Hunter Graves and runner-up Charlie Ashley. Hunter will represent West Point Elementary at the Cullman County Spelling Bee on Feb. 27.

CULLMAN - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) has announced the 90th annual Cullman County Spelling Bee, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at Temple Baptist Church in Cullman (30 County Road 1184).  Though hosted by CCBOE, the competition also includes city and private elementary and middle schools.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee program is open to contestants in grades 3 through 8, who must win local school spelling bees before going to county competitions.  Winners at the county level will advance to the state spelling bee on Mar. 11 in Alabaster, for a chance to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland May 28-June 3.  The overall winner of the national competition will receive a $40,000 cash prize plus a savings bond, reference works from Merriam-Webster and Encyclopedia Britannica, and a trip to New York to appear on television. 

Cullman area schools have already held their competitions.  County Coordinator and CCBOE Elementary Curriculum Administrative Assistant Leah Sapp provided a list of the winners who will compete at the county bee next month:

  • Cold Springs Elementary.....Ella Stephenson, grade 7
  • Cullman Christian................Nic Ruse, grade 6
  • Cullman Middle...................Jadon Li, grade 7
  • East Elementary....................Jessie Godbee, grade 6
  • Fairview Elementary............Laci Segrest, grade 5
  • Fairview Middle...................Cade Hardin, grade 8
  • Good Hope Elementary........Jordan Edwards, grade 5
  • Good Hope Middle...............Adam McCluskey, grade 7
  • Hanceville Elementary.........Brady Cleek, grade 5
  • Hanceville Middle................Airiyanna Eakin, grade 6
  • Harmony School..................Amelia Ward, grade 3
  • Holly Pond Elementary........Ellie Burks, grade 5
  • Holly Pond Middle...............Abigail Kusz, grade 7
  • Parkside School....................Kaley Wilson, grade 6
  • Sacred Heart School.............Chloe Lambert, grade 6
  • St. Bernard Middle...............Christopher Posey, grade 8
  • St. Paul's Lutheran School...................Carter Daily, grade 4
  • Vinemont Elementary...........Grayson Anderson, grade 4
  • Vinemont Middle.................Ava Lewis, grade 7
  • Welti Elementary..................Dawson Simmons, grade 5
  • West Elementary...................Alex Jiang, grade 3
  • West Point Elementary.........Hunter Graves, grade 3
  • West Point Intermediate.......Gabriel Hasting, grade 5
  • West Point Middle................Nolan Kelley, grade 6

At a glance:

Cullman County Spelling Bee

Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Temple Baptist Church, 30 County Road 1184, Cullman

For more information, contact Leah Sapp at the CCBOE office at 256-736-2483 or LSapp@ccboe.org.

 

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  • LaShane Gable
    Winner - Gabriel Hasting; Runner Up-Cade Welborn, West Point Intermediate
  • Hilary Nix
    Airiyanna Eakin, Hanceville Middle School
  • Savannah Wood
    The East Elementary winner was Jesse Godbee, and the runner up was Carter Ziegenbein.
  • Sharon Windham
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  • Sharon Windham
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