Conjunction, eclipse and jauntiest were just a few of the words the top fifth grade spellers had to spell during the 39th annual Caroline County 5th Grade Spelling Bee.
The spelling bee was held Wednesday, October 21st at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton. After an hour of spelling, the first place prize was awarded to Ayla Basar of Preston Elementary School. Joey Turner of Greensboro Elementary School won the second place prize of $30 and Olivia Christopher from Federalsburg Elementary School received $20 for her third place finish. Ayla will also have her name engraved on a plaque that will be displayed at Preston School for the next year.
The annual event is sponsored by Teachers Can Help (TCH), a local organization of women educators dedicated to professional growth, community involvement, peer support, and educational enrichment. The spelling bee is held to encourage excellence in education in the schools. The popularity and the competitiveness of this event is one example of educators, parents, and the community working together to support education and to reward students for extraordinary effort.
All the spellers are shown after the hour long contest.
Denton Elementary School spellers pictured with Principal Missy Butler and Assistant Principal Courtney Handte are Graham Gleockler and Avalon Robuck. Not pictured is Jarishia Jones.
Ridgely Elementary School spellers pictured with Principal Roger Banko and Assistant Principal Antonio Angeloni are Mallory Land, Leondrea Nichols and Brandon McCauley.
Preston Elementary School spellers pictured with Principal Dr. Lois McCoy and Assistant Principal Dr. Kari Clow are Ayla Basar, Susannah Cheezum and Joanna Schoonover.
Greensboro Elementary School spellers pictured with Principal Dawn Swann are Joey Turner, Skyler Britton and Claire Knauss.
Federalsburg Elementary School spellers pictured with Principal Nikki VondenBosch are Rylee Hutson, Gabriella Carpenter and Olivia Christopher.