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2015-16 Burke County Public Schools Spelling Bee

posted Oct 15, 2015, 5:35 AM by Terri Willms   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 5:35 AM ]
    Table Rock Middle School seventh grader Isis B. won the 2015-16 Burke County Public Schools Spelling Bee. The winning words were “megaton” and “howled.” As the winning school, Table Rock reclaims the Lillian Butler Trophy. Anthony B. from W.A. Young Elementary School came in second. In all, 19 students elementary and middle school students competed in the annual bee, which was held Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Patton High School.

    The News Herald is the long-time sponsor of the district spelling bee, which is made up of competitors who win their school-level spelling bees.  News Herald Editor Lisa Wall, BCPS Director of Exceptional Children Debbie Kendall and BCPS Director of Testing David McGee served as judges. Draughn High School teacher Bill Poteat was the word caller.

            The contestants were:

Elementary schools

Morgan Y., Drexel

Mary R., Forest Hill

Caliope J., George Hildebrand

Morgan C., Glen Alpine

Jaccob F., Hildebran

Chia L., Icard

Jimmy V., Mountain Crest

Ella S., Mull

Caison H., Oak Hill

Chloe P., Ray Childers

Sarah M., Rutherford College

Laya B., Salem

Dimitri S., Valdese

Anthony B., W.A. Young

Kendall F. from Chesterfield was unable to attend the bee.


Middle schools

Josie S., East Burke

Georgia G., Heritage

Monique W., Liberty

Isis B., Table Rock

Michael D., Walter Johnson

Cheryl M. Shuffler
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