2018-01-13 / The Bullhorn

Goodson wins RCS Spelling Bee

BY MORGAN WINSTEAD
BULLHORN REPORTER


Georgia Goodson (left) and Alison O’Briant won first and second place, respectively, in the RCS Spelling Bee Wednesday. 
PHOTO BY TAYLOR ANDERSON Georgia Goodson (left) and Alison O’Briant won first and second place, respectively, in the RCS Spelling Bee Wednesday. PHOTO BY TAYLOR ANDERSON Seventh-grader Georgia Goodson took top honors in the Roxboro Community School (RCS) annual spelling bee for middle school students Wednesday. Sixth-grader Alison O’Briant took second place.

The contestants were sixth-grade students O’Briant and Johnathan Godwin, seventh-grade students Goodson and Katie Alcaraz, and eighth-grade students Harrison Hicks and Scotty Satterfield.

For the past eight years, RCS has held a spelling bee. A member of the faculty acts as pronouncer and calls out words to the spellers. If they spell the words correctly, students continue to the next round. Beth Stultz, Academic Success teacher and AIG coordinator, is in charge of the event. Middle school teachers Christa Jones, Jennifer Carter and Alex Clayton served as judges. Exceptional Children coordinator Jesse Mattos was the pronouncer this year. This event is held to offer enrichment for students. Parents and friends are allowed to attend the event, but they must remain silent. The winner of the school bee and the runner-up move on to represent RCS at the district bee in Greensboro.

The winner at the district bee advances to the state competition, then to the National Spelling Bee.

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