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We Have A Winner

2012 Spelling Bee Contestants.

On Friday, November 30th, each of the Spelling Bee participants at WUES had high hopes of being crowned this year’s champion speller. The champion will then move on to the district level, representing WUES in the UCPS Spelling Bee on January 16, 2013 at CATA.
All students in grades 3-5 were eligible to participant. And to participate at the school level, spellers were first able to achieve success as the top spellers in their classrooms.
Back and forth the contest went. Round 14! The nerves! Round 18! The edge of your seat drama! Round 22! Who’s it going to be? Round 25! It’s anyone’s game! Round 27!
But there has to be a winner! Round 28!
CONGRATULATIONS are expressed to Samuel Robinson, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Underwood’s class, who won this year’s spelling bee with the word “OCCUPANCY.” Winning was no easy task for Samuel, since he wasn’t given a previous list or knowledge of the actual words used during the Spelling Bee. All Samuel had was a practice list of some word families and previous words used in past Spelling Bees. Nerves ran high and it was a surreal experience when Samuel was finally declared the winner. “I bet you guys are getting tired of this” said Samuel to the audience as he entered round 26. The audience broke out in a chuckle.
Peyton McDonald, a fourth grade student in Mrs. Bittner’s class, was declared WUES’s runner-up. She was on top of her game all throughout the competition; giving Samuel a real challenge. We are so proud of Peyton’s efforts.
Western Union would like to congratulate all of our participants this year!
Good luck Samuel at the county level in January!

Written by: Joshua Roskoskey, 3rd Grade Teacher
Posted: Nov 30, 2012 by Carrie Johnson

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