Area students ready for spelling bee
By Telishia Malone
One letter at a time starts the journey to the spelling bee. Would you include a ‘c’ in the spelling of prosciutto? If used in a sentence, would you know how to spell schipperke? Or, add an extra ‘l’ in philhellenism? Students deal with many stressors such as this when preparing for the annual Jackson County Spelling Bee competition, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Edna High School Auditorium.
The Junior Spelling Bee (grades 2-5) begins at 6 p.m., followed by Senior Spelling Bee (grades 6-8). This year’s pronouncer is EISD Assistant Superintendent Madalyn Maresh. The judges are Carrie Baker (Edna), BJ DeBord (Ganado), and Jo Sue LeBouf (Industrial).
The senior winner will receive a Bluetooth Wireless Speaker and the Junior winner will receive Bluetooth Wireless Headphones provided by the Jackson County Herald-Tribune.
The winners will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Region 3 Education Service Center in Victoria.
Through the participation in the spelling bee, contestants acquire valuable experience in public speaking. The students gain confidence to stand on their own whether in class presentations, scholarships, or interviews.
The following Jackson County campus winners will show off their skills and compete for the top spot.
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