The Chattooga Education Association sponsored the annual District Spelling Bee on the evening of Thursday, November 10th, at Menlo Elementary School.
First through eighth grade students from Leroy Massey Elementary, Lyerly Elementary, Menlo Elementary, and Summerville Middle School participated.
First grade participants: Laeloo Cagle, Isaiah Dyer, Harper Gordon, RJ Lord, Kayden Mullican, Everly Pass, Maisreal Sanders, Arianna Stamper, Easton Wigley, and Marlee Willingham
1st place: Isaiah Dyer, Menlo Elementary School
2nd place: RJ Lord, Lyerly Elementary School
3rd place: Easton Wigley, Menlo Elementary School
2nd grade participants: Clovis Fisher, Ruby Kellett, Kaya Lowe, Gia McCutchins, Hunter Minervini, Jack Morrison, Axel Obenoskey
1st place: Jack Morrison, Lyerly Elementary School
2nd place: Axel Obenoskey, Menlo Elementary School
3rd place: Ruby Kellett, Lyerly Elementary School
3rd grade participants: Daniel Burke, Brantley Crabtree, Jeffrey Goins, Davin Hines, Keegan Koonce, Abel Minervini, Emily Nixon, Gwen Shirley, Aaliyah Stricklin, and Genesis Villatoro
1st place: Davin Hines, Leroy Massey Elementary School
2nd place: Emily Nixon, Menlo Elementary School
3rd place: Genesis Villatoro, Leroy Massey Elementary School
4th-8th grade participants: Andrew Dilbeck, Ryder Dupree, Haley Griffith, RosaLee Hammond, Randy Hines, Sawyer Lutz, Fabian Martinez, Camdyn Parish, Rylynn Pruitt, Luis Rosales, and Bralyn Walker
1st place: Andrew Dilbeck, Lyerly Elementary School
2nd place: Ryder Dupree, Leroy Massey Elementary School
3rd place: Sawyer Lutz, Menlo Elementary School
Lyerly student, Andrew Dilbeck, will represent Chattooga County by competing in the Georgia Association of Educators Region 1 Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 25th.