• Area Spelling Bee - February 5, 2015
      Area Spelling Bee

    Alexander Call, a fifth grader at Oak Woods School, won the Area Spelling Bee held February 5, 2015.
    The area contest pitted campus-level winners from seven Granbury campuses. Call and Averie Coffman, a fourth grader at Brawner Intermediate School, battled for 18 rounds before he emerged the victor.
    Other competitors were: Spencer Burnfield, a fourth grader at Acton Elementary School; Jody Keahey, a fifth grader at Mambrino School; Ava Williamson, a fourth grader at Baccus Elementary School; Aleksei Sisco, an eighth grader at Granbury Middle School; Tiffany Wynne, a seventh grader at Acton Middle School.
    Wynne won the competition the last two years, when she was a sixth grader at AMS and a fifth grader at AES.
    As the Hood County area champion, Call will advance to the Star-Telegram Regional Spelling Bee scheduled for March at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. That contest will feature more than thirty contestants who won at the area level. The regional winner will have an opportunity to compete at the national competition to be held in Washington, D.C. in May.
    The campus and district spelling bees were open to all students under the age of sixteen who had not passed beyond the eighth grade.
    Pictured above are (left to right): Ava Williamson, Averie Coffman, Jody Keahey, Spencer Burnfield, Alex Call, Aleksei Sisco, Tiffany Wynne.