2022 Spelling Bee Competitors

NCSS Students to Compete in District Spelling Bee
Posted on 01/04/2022
district spelling bee graphicStudents will soon compete to determine who is the best speller in the county when Newton County School System hosts the district Spelling Bee on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Porter Performing Arts Center. Champions from elementary and middle schools in the district will compete in the competition. Students in grades four through eight were eligible to participate in their school competitions. Should the school champion be unable to participate, the runner-up will serve as alternate and compete in the Bee to represent the school.

“Even in the technology rich world that we live in today, spelling continues to be an important tool because the written word is so powerful,” said Benjamin B. Roundtree, NCSS Chief Academic Officer. “Among other things, the spelling bee supports our students’ learning by enhancing their understanding of vocabulary relative to spelling and by promoting correct word usage. Indeed, spelling bee competitions in our schools continue to be highly anticipated events, and we are happy to continue this venerable tradition.”

Newton County School System’s school-level spelling bee champions are as follows:

School-Level Spelling Bee Champions
 East Newton Elementary   Adeze Ibe   Ranya Elbakkal
Fairview Elementary   Maci Smith   Sajae Edwards
Flint Hill Elementary   Aaron Henry   Kaylee Hedrick
Heard-Mixon Elementary   Rylan Yeager   Kayden O'Cain
Live Oak Elementary   Amber Beamon   Cam'ron Davis
Livingston Elementary   Maraya Etchison   Wilson Daniel
Mansfield Elementary   Reagan Jewell   Luke Swords
Middle Ridge Elementary   Kathleen Martinez   Gavin Riccardi
Newton County Theme School   Cameron Rutberg   Xavier Delphin
Oak Hill Elementary   Jackson Wright   Damion Simmonds
Porterdale Elementary   Aamer Fallah   Sky Blackmon
Rocky Plains Elementary   Emma Caraway   Alayna Espinosa
South Salem Elementary   Kayden Lebert   Kennadhi Nelson
West Newton Elementary   Jace Henson   Iker Chavez
Clements Middle   A'Riyah Wilson   Amier Neely
Cousins Middle   Dazhon Williams   Johahs Bohn
Indian Creek Middle   Alaina Pratt   Aliya Chasengnou
Liberty Middle   Layla Albert   Kimberly Martinez
Veterans Memorial Middle   London Knox   Branson Moore

The winner of the Newton County School System Spelling Bee will represent the school district in the Region 5 Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Edwards Middle School in Conyers, Georgia.