AXTON, VA (January 30, 2020) – Yesterday, Carlisle School hosted Division Spelling Bees for Lower School (grades 3-5) and Middle School (grades 6-8) students. Since early December, students have been studying with practice guides provided by the Scripps Spelling Bee, and classroom Spelling Bees were conducted earlier in the month to determine which students would compete.
The winner of the Lower School Bee was Anderson Haymore of Danville, who won after 41 rounds and more than 100 words. Tensions were exceptionally high in the Lower School bee as Anderson competed in the final round head-to-head with his younger brother Reese, a fourth-grade student. The Middle School winner was Scarlet Norman of Martinsville.
Both Anderson and Scarlett will travel to the Cornerstone Charter Academy in Greensboro, NC, on February 5th, where they will represent Carlisle School at the District Spelling Bee. According to Tracy Guebert, Carlisle School’s Librarian and Spelling Bee Coordinator, “The students have put a great deal of effort into studying the spelling words and are well prepared to represent Carlisle School. I look forward to watching these spellers compete next week.”
Lower School finalists included Anderson Haymore (5th), Lucas Jordan (5th), Reese Haymore (4th), Isadora Favero (4th), Elliott Stowe (3rd), and Cedar Wade (3rd).
Middle School finalists included Ariana Osborne (8th), Miquel Arao (8th), Jack Lingle (7th), Scarlet Norman (7th), Dylan Spencer (6th), and Hudson Bell (6th).
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