2023 District Spelling Bee Announcement

NCSS Students to Compete in District Spelling Bee
Posted on 01/04/2023
Spelling BeeStudents 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 13, 2023, at 10:30 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.

2023 District Spelling Bee Competitors
East Newton Elementary   Dustin Lizama
Karolina Curtis
Fairview Elementary   Dani Blackwell
Danny Suarez
Flint Hill Elementary   Willow Griffin   Tristan Lloyd
Heard-Mixon Elementary   Joaquin Burgess   Maira Majeed
Live Oak Elementary   Dylan Williams   Muhammad Traore
Livingston Elementary   Gavin Bernard   Emily Mendez
Mansfield Elementary   Gabriel Blankenship   Cordavius Smith, Jr.
Middle Ridge Elementary   Cameron Jones   Jayce Franklin
Oak Hill Elementary   Anthony Hortman   Kevin Putman
Porterdale Elementary   Torin Petty   Liam Hearne
Rocky Plains Elementary   Zachary Valles   Michael De Leon Dicent
South Salem Elementary   David Parrales   Cayden Harris
West Newton Elementary   Danny Vega   Shrue Lana Olter
Clements Middle   Dmiya Hawkins   Marisol Lopez Avila
Cousins Middle   Hannah Elasri   Kaylee Hedrick
Indian Creek Middle   Kenneth Jackson   Rylan Yeager
Liberty Middle   (Hoai) An Hoang   Raya Cannon
Newton County Theme School   Carson Johnson   Tegan Smith
Veterans Memorial Middle   Wellesley Haye   Kayla Carter

“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.”

The winner of the Newton County School System Spelling Bee will represent the school district in the Region 5 Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Edwards Middle School in Conyers, Georgia.