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Sandridge School District 172
"Committed to providing a competitive learning environment that empowers each scholar to achieve by responding to an ever-changing world."

Sandridge 2024 Spelling Bee

Sandridge Elementary School Celebrates Valentine's Day with Spelling Bee

On this Valentine's Day morning, Sandridge Elementary School was abuzz with excitement as over 30 students from grades 4 to 8 gathered to showcase their spelling prowess in the annual Spelling Bee competition. Parents filled the auditorium, ready to cheer on their young scholars in this friendly competition of intellect and skill.

The event was a testament to the dedication and hard work of both students and teachers alike. Months of preparation and practice culminated in this thrilling event where each participant had the opportunity to shine.

As the Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Hester welcomed the participants and audience with warmth and enthusiasm, setting the stage for a morning filled with excitement and camaraderie. Throughout the competition, Dr. Hester's guidance and encouragement fostered an atmosphere of support and encouragement, inspiring students to perform their best.

The competition was overseen by distinguished judges Dr. Birts and Ms. Jordan, who meticulously evaluated each participant's spelling accuracy and poise under pressure. Their expertise and fairness ensured that the competition proceeded smoothly and fairly, maintaining the integrity of the event.

As the event concluded, the two champions were congratulated by the District Superintendent, Dr. Kimberly Nalls, further highlighting the significance of their achievement.


After rounds of intense spelling challenges, it was 6th grader Bosco Bui who emerged victorious, clinching the title of the school spelling champion. With impeccable spelling and unwavering composure, Bosco showcased not only linguistic aptitude but also grace under pressure. As the winner, Bosco Bui will proudly represent Sandridge Elementary School in the upcoming rounds of the competition.  

However, the competition didn't end there. 8th grader Mya Kimbrough, displaying remarkable talent and determination, secured the position of backup champion. Mya will stand ready to represent the school should Bosco be unable to fulfill his duties, demonstrating the depth of talent present among Sandridge students.

The morning was filled with excitement, camaraderie, and celebration of academic excellence. Each participant demonstrated their commitment to learning and growth, reflecting the values of Sandridge Elementary School. The Spelling Bee not only showcased the young bright minds of Sandridge but also fostered a sense of community and support among students, parents, and faculty.

As the event concluded, the air was filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Sandridge Elementary School looks forward to cheering on Student 1 as they continue their journey in the competition, representing the school with distinction and pride. Today's Spelling Bee was not just about letters and words; it was a celebration of the dedication, perseverance, and spirit of excellence that define the Sandridge community.


Please enjoy our slideshow below showing all of our participants.