Spelling Bee set for March 5 in Myrtle Beach area

From staff reportsFebruary 28, 2013 

The 25th annual The Sun News Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by The Sun News and The Sun News Educational Foundation will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center, the school’s auditorium.

Forty-six elementary, middle and intermediate students from Horry and Georgetown counties will vie for the chance to represent the Grand Strand at the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in the Washington, D.C., area.

The winner receives an all-expense paid trip funded by The Sun News and The Sun News Educational Foundation for themselves and a chaperone to attend the National Spelling Bee on May 26 through June 1. Other champion prizes include: Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award, a one-year subscription to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Premium, numerous passes to local attractions and a trophy from The Sun News.

First runner-up receives a Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, numerous passes to local attractions and a trophy from The Sun News.

All contestants will receive a trophy recognizing them as champions of their local school’s spelling bee, compliments of The Sun News and The Sun News Educational Foundation and numerous prizes and passes to local attractions.

The champions (c) and alternates (a) of local participating schools are as follows:

• Andrews Elementary | Keyomie Mention (c), Dawson Wheeler (a)

• Aynor Elementary | Nathan Roberts (c), Tanner Parker (a)

• Aynor Middle | Payton Barnhill (c), Jawhan Kersey (a)

• Black Water Middle | Matthew Videan (c), Mathew Martin (a)

• Brown’s Ferry Elementary | Alexis Crockett (c), Kaliyah Miller (a)

• Burgess Elementary | Hudson Hok (c), Bryce Holseberg (a)

• Carolina Forest Elementary | Alex McKay (c), Annika Hardy (a)

• Carvers Bay Middle | Brennan Knowles (c), Shaimar Washington (a)

• Chabad Academy | Eli Habibi (c), Gilly Habibi (a)

• Conway Elementary | Cole Sprouse (c), Derek Herrera-Diaz (a)

• Conway Middle | Shane Mooney (c), Sha’Keemia Bellamy (a)

• Daisy Elementary | Caleb Paul (c), T’Asia Smalls (a)

• Forestbrook Elementary | Randi Jennings (c), Liam Sutherland (a)

• Forestbook Middle | Avery Isgett (c), Preston Wilson (a)

• Georgetown Middle | Isabella Young (c),

• Green Sea Floyds Elementary | Anthony Jackson (c), Angelique Stevens (a)

• Homewood Elementary | Emily Williams (c), Jayla Dewitt (a)

• Kensington Elementary | Jamiyah Jackson (c), Maggie Eldridge (a)

• Kingston Elementary | Stephen Stec (c), John Colby Kennedy (a)

• Lakewood Elementary | Nick Gore (c), Mhyla Delhomme (a)

• Loris Elementary | Andre’ Shaw (c), Kenley Jackson (a)

• Loris Middle | Isabella Davis (c), Julia Badillo (a)

• Lowcountry Preparatory Lower | Ryleigh Neubauer (c), Emily Skillman (a)

• Lowcountry Preparatory Middle | Isabella Neubauer (c), Chetna Patel (a)

• Maryville Elementary | Breaisha Knox (c), Edward Tupacz (a)

• Myrtle Beach Middle | David Habibi (c), Nicole Cedillo-Avila (a)

• North Myrtle Beach Intermediate | Savannah Lewis (c), Hayden Best (a)

• North Myrtle Beach Middle | Marqwon Bell (c), Jequin Brown (a)

• Ocean Bay Elementary | Ana Nikolla (c), Grant Carter (a)

• Ocean Bay Middle | Caitlyn Dudley (c), Lunden McIver (a)

• Palmetto Bays Elementary | Michelle Thompkins (c), Zachary Gordon (a)

• Pee Dee Elementary | Conner Chaplin (c), Landry Harrelson (a)

• Plantersville Elementary | DeAsia Morant (c), Jamiya Bromell (a)

• Pleasant Hill Elementary | Vivian Wright (c), Destiny Poston (a)

• Rosemary Middle | Jordan Casselman (c), KyNajah Johnson (a)

• St. Andrew Catholic | Justin Roberts (c), Christopher Poole (a)

• St. James Elementary | Marcos Mann (c), Cameron Thompson (a)

• St. James Middle | John “Jack” Hoodenpyl (c), Morgan Svejkovsky (a)

• St. Michael Catholic | Jaan Nandwani (c)

• Sampit Elementary | Joshua Baker (c), Zachary Lambert (a)

• Seaside Elementary | Sydney Goodman (c), Jillian Brown (a)

• Socastee Elementary | Nicklas Singleton (c), Aubrey Welch (a)

• South Conway Elementary | Iyania Hunt (c), Jada Harrison (a)

• Waccamaw Elementary | Jaxon Parson (c), Titus Parmley (a)

• Waccamaw Intermediate | Gentry Miller (c), Parker Cline (a)

• Waccamaw Middle | Jacob Alvarez (c), Sean Kelley (a)

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