On January 31, GISD students in 2nd-8th grade participated in the 8th annual GISD District Spelling Bee. All 15 of these students first competed at their individual campus spelling bees, which were part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. The highest performing students from each grade level/campus were invited to compete at the District Bee. Although the District Bee does not determine advancement in the Scripps Bee, it gives GISD an opportunity to recognize the top spellers at each campus and practice for the next level of the Scripps Bee. The Bee Champion, Amira Khan, 6th grade, successfully completed 15 rounds and won by correctly spelling the word “jacquerie”. Second place is Uriel Tellez, 7th grade, and finishing in third place is Avery Crutsinger, 6th grade.
The following students participated in the GISD District Bee:
Chalmers Elementary 2nd grade: Maivry Montgomery, Keller Crutsinger, Peyton McFarlin 3rd grade: Tristan Hambley, Antonio Rangel, Jarek Marin, Vanessa Krumrine 4th grade: William Drew, Jazlyn Austin-Thomas, Luke Gioimo
Lee Intermediate 6th grade: Amira Khan, Avery Crutsinger
The Cooke County Bee will be held on February 11 at 2pm at the GISD Administration building at 800 S. Morris. The top student from the campus bees held in December will participate in the County Bee along with other county bee winners. Representing GISD will be Jazlyn Austin-Thomas (Chalmers), Amira Khan (Lee), and Uriel Tellez (GJH).