On March 5, students from across the county participated in the a-n-n-u-a-l district-wide e-l-e-m-e-n-t-a-r-y spelling bee.
Twenty students from the district’s elementary schools competed in a total of 14 rounds to test their spelling abilities and vie for the gold.
After many rounds of words that challenged and tested the contestants, it came down to Dominick Rising from Sand Ridge Elementary and Jacek May from Swansboro Elementary.
In the end, Dominick took the win after correctly spelling the winning word: “microscopic.”
Jacek took second place and Jenny Swinson, of Blue Creek Elementary, came in third.
Congratulations to the winners and a job well done to all who participated!