Stanley County Schools held their annual spelling bee in the elementary and middle schools at the end of January. The winner of the elementary bee was Alexa Fernandez, a 5th grader, who won by spelling the word binary. Tying for second place were Emerson Forest and Violet Jacobs, also in 5th grade. Contestants pictured left to right are Violet Jacobs, Alexa Fernandez, and Emerson Forest.
The winner of the middle school bee was 6th grader Eddie Duffy, who won with the word discord. Before winning the bee, Duffy went six rounds with Kaden Montana, an 8th grader. The third-place winner in the middle school bee was 6th grader Witt Myers. Contestants pictured left to right are Kaden Montana, Witt Myers, and Eddie Duffy.
All six finalists competed in the online regional spelling bee the week of February 1 for a chance to go to the state spelling bee in March.