The annual Blue Ridge Elementary School Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, December 6. Jason Roop, a third grade teacher, was the pronouncer.
Title I teacher Pam Maxfield and Title I assistant Betty Marshall were the judges. Official Scripps words were used.
Mack Edwards was the overall champion of the Spelling Bee. Mack is a sixth grader and is the son of Vonita and Charles Edwards. He has a brother named Bronson and they live in Ararat.
Mack’s favorite subject is math because he says he likes learning about geometrical figures and Fibonacci numbers. He enjoys playing basketball and is learning to play the saxophone. After college, his goal is to be an obstetrician.
Finishing in second place was fifth grader Journey Collins. Journey is the daughter of Tasha Easter and she lives in Ararat. She says her favorite subject is math because she always has to show her work.
Journey also likes to play basketball and her goal this year is to do well in fifth grade. She hopes to be an investigator when she grows up.
Nathaneal McMillian, a seventh grader, placed third. Nathaneal is the son of Anna Bucford and Phillip Baldwin. He lives in Ararat and has one sister, Mariah Hall.
Nathanael’s favorite subject is math and he is not sure what he wants to do after high school. He says he just wants to be happy and successful. All three Spelling Bee winners look forward to representing Blue Ridge Elementary in the division competition on January 26, 2017.