Written by Laura Kelley, Asst. Principal, Crawfordville Elementary School Wednesday, 06 January 2010 20:08
Crawfordville Elementary Holds Annual Spelling Bee
On Friday, December 4, Crawfordville Elementary School held its annual fourth and fifth grade Spelling Bee. Thirty students from fifteen homeroom classes battled their counterparts for two first and second place positions from each grade level as well as two third place alternates.
First place winner from fifth grade was second year returning BEE contestant, Tyler Tucker representing Ms.Updegraff‘s class and second place winner was Emily McCann from Mrs. Hobbs’ class, while second year contestant, Harley Rigdon representing Mrs. Smith’s class, claimed the title as third place alternate. Fourth grade winners included: Taryn Pfister, first place from Mrs. Parks‘ class, Anthony Modzelewski, second place and Miracle Potter, third place alternate; both from Mrs. Harvey’s class.
Cougar Media Specialist, Cindy Burse served as this year’s moderator. Mary Fort, District Elementary Staffing Specialist and Tracy Dempsey, former Crawfordville Elementary ESE teacher and current District Secondary Staffing Specialist and O’Quinn Willis, Cougar Administrative Secretary listened attentively as panel judges.
Other contestants from the fifth grade classes included: Austin Cline, Cheyenne Jones, Ezra Massey, Caleb Poppell, Alyssa Stokley, Kayla Taff and Desera’ Wishart while Kaysha Harper, Hunter Quick, Jalecia Reed, Noah Sanders and Kymberli Sullivan competed as returning BEE contestants. Fourth grade contestants included: Nathan Cushard, Caleb Logan, Kayla Rosetti, Ja’Mecia Rosier, Madisen Rudd, Taylor Spell, Jordan Storie, Daniel Sullivan, Era Taff, Antwan Thomas, Linsdey Wells, and Danielle Whiting.
Advancing on to the District Spelling Bee on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Riversink Elementary will be Tucker, McCann, Pfister and Modzelewski. Rigdon and Potter will be waiting in the wings to step in if the first or second place winners are unable to attend. Assistant Principal, Laura Kelley stated, “Mrs. Walker and I are very proud of all of our fourth and fifth grade students for participating in their own classroom BEES; in particular, the thirty contestants who showed courage to compete on stage, before an audience of their peers and family members.”
Lynne Smith, fifth grade teacher serves as the Spelling Bee Sponsor. Other fifth and fourth grade teachers include: Betty Hobbs, Renee Kelly, Barbara Mingledorff, Barbara Updegraff, Holly Harden, Frankie Harvey, Heather Hatfield, Sherry Parks and Maggie Strickland.
Front row (left to right): Taryn Pfister, Anthony Modzelewski and Miracle Potter
Back row (left to right): Tyler Tucker, Emily McCann and Harley Rigdon
This information originally published on January 7, 2010.
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