Using an online testing platform, ten students from Lauderdale County schools participated in this year's County Spelling Bee. The winner of the County Bee will advance to the State Bee. The Alabama State Spelling Bee is scheduled as a virtual event hosted by UAB on March 27, 2021.
Thank you to Sherry Fulks at the Lauderdale County Teachers Credit Union for its sponsorship of the County Spelling Bee and the provision of the trophies and gift certificates.
Students participating included:
Claudette Fields, Winner -- Grade 8 Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School
Lily Hatton, Second Place Tie -- Grade 6 Brooks Elementary
Lauren Sutherland, Second Place Tie -- Grade 8 Mars Hill Bible School
Elizabeth Covey -- Grade 7 Central School
Trey Westbrook -- Grade 4 Lexington School
Sammy Gren -- Grade 5 Kilby Laboratory School
Leslie Ledezma -- Grade 3 Rogers School
Savannah Hanson -- Grade 6 Shoals Christian School
Jessie Dempsey -- Grade 7 Waterloo School
Chloe Cummings -- Grade 6 Wilson School
Melanie Connolly is the Lauderdale County Schools Spelling Bee Coordinator.
Lauderdale County Schools does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities based on race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status and provided equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extracurricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Mr. Tim Tubbs, Lauderdale County Board of Education, 355 County Road 61, Florence, AL 35634. Phone: (256) 760-1300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.