WSMS Spelling Bee


Iris Lee

The spelling bee took place on November 18th, and we had a ton of contestants.

A spelling bee is a competition in which people compete on how good their spelling is. Auditions for our school’s spelling bees took place a while ago, and after lots of practice the contestants are ready! The contestants who passed the spelling bee audition were given a packet of words to practice, and we got to see the fruits of their labor.

For those who have earlier ELAR classes, you might get the chance to watch the spelling bee take place and cheer on the contestants.

Winners of this spelling bee will go on to higher levels, (such as national and state); and they might even win awards. 

When asking some students and teachers on how they felt about the spelling bee, this is what we got:

“I don’t care about the spelling bee, but it’s a good program,” said Jarnain Pannn, 8th.

“I think that the spelling bee is good for kids that are good at spelling,” said Elise Reid, 8th.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for students to show how smart they are as a result of reading, and I’m so excited to see the results.” said Mrs. Smith, media teacher.

7th grader Zach Griner won first place at this year’s spelling bee.

There’s great support throughout the school for the contestants in the spelling bee and we can’t wait for the next one.