Congratulations to our 5th grade and our 8th grade spelling teams! Both teams won First Place at this year’s Lufkin-Nacogdoches Kiwanis Club eight-county District Spelling Bee this past weekend. And many thanks to 8th grader, Holden Kelly, who shared third place honors after misspelling “farouche” (who knew that word??) in the grueling sixth round of the individual bee. He represented our school very well. Our 5th grade team, led by Meena Shanmugam with teammates Jericho Maness and Armaan Rajani, placed first in the K-5th grade division. Our 8th grade team, led by Noah Satir with teammates Ella Li and Joseph Pratt, placed first in the 6th-8th grade division. Hearty congratulations to ALL of our spellers!
Pictured are the winning teams and their coach, Mrs. Nicole Alders, at the Lufkin Kiwanis Club awards luncheon held recently at Crown Colony Country Club.