Have you ever wondered why there are Spelling Bees?
According to the Scripps National Spelling Bee program it all began nearly a century ago with nine newspapers which joined together to host a spelling bee, in order to promote literacy. Their site, easily found by typing ‘spellingbee.com’ into your favorite browser, is full of interesting information on many aspects of the not-for-profit Spelling Bee that so many schools participate in.
Who were Ray Elementary School’s winners? First place was won by Katelynn Acevedo; second place, Alicia Rivera; and third place, Michael Hernandez. The three alternates will be Alexiana Valdez, Jamey Wernett and Erianna Armenta.
Other students participating in the spelling bee were: Ben Wade, Dariani De Los Reyes, Areli Hernandez, Alexa Granillo, Brailee Cook, Gabriella Ashley, Samayah Jackson, Dominyc Gallego, Kristian McLaughlin, Camilla Garcia, Ethan Meza, James Richardson and Bella Martinez!