HSSD Celebrates Spelling Bee Competitors

HSSD Celebrates Spelling Bee Competitors
Posted on 12/11/2018
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Last week, the HSSD hosted three spelling bees across the district for 1st - 8th grade students. HSSD Gifted and Talented Coordinator Mrs. Laura West coordinated the spelling bees, which are exciting competitions for students to improve their general spelling, vocabulary and language skills in a fun competition with their peers. All nine of our finalists (the top three from each bee) will advance to the Garland County Spelling Bee on January 24, 2019 at the Gospel Light Baptist Church Auditorium (600 Garland Avenue, Hot springs) at 9:00 a.m. HSSD Spelling Bees are held in coordination with official rules and scripts from the Scripps National Spelling Bee so that they are uniform with those hosted across the U.S.


How does it all work? Each section of the competition is spelled out by the official sponsors of the spelling bee effort, the Scripps National Spelling Bee (learn more, here: http://spellingbee.com/about-the-bee). The first step is for teachers is to host a classroom bee. Mrs. West gives each teacher a “classroom script”  to follow for classroom bees, so that all classroom bees are uniform throughout the U.S. After classrooms establish winners, those students are given an official word list to study for the school bee. It gives them an idea of what the words will be like, but not necessarily all the words that will be used. For the school bee, another official script is used from Scripps National Spelling Bee. Each of the finalists will receive another study guide packet for the next level of the competition, which is the Garland County Spelling Bee on January 24th.


Thank you to all student and staff participants ... Congratulations to our finalists and good luck! All finalists are listed below.

Park IB World School


- To qualify for the competition, students first had to win 1st-3rd place in individual classroom spelling bees. A total of 33 students from 1st-3rd grade were eligible to compete.


- Congrats to winners: 1st place - Collin Mason; 2nd place - Tripp Weatherford; 3rd place - Nico Aurioles.


Hot Springs Intermediate School

Fifth grade students from Gardner Magnet, Oaklawn Magnet, and Langston Magnet; and sixth grade students from Hot Springs Intermediate School held a combined school bee for the HSIS Spelling Bee.


- To qualify for the competition, students had to win 1st or 2nd place in individual classroom spelling bees. A total of 36 students were eligible to compete.


- Congrats to the winners: 1st place - Aniyah Burgess (5th grade Oaklawn); 2nd place -Ni'Kieviauna Ross (6th grade HSIS); 3rd place - Michael Suhar (5th grade Gardner).


Hot Springs Junior Academy

At the Hot Springs Junior Academy, 7th-8th grade students participate on a voluntary basis.


- Eight students signed up to compete.


- Congrats to the winners: 1st place - Warren Hedrick; 2nd place - Alex Cleaver; 3rd place - Bianca Thomas.



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