Archive for the ‘Spelling Bee Words 2009-2010’ Category
Spelling Bees are not for the faint of heart, whether participating or sitting in the audicne.
Such was the case May 10 at Martins Creek School moments before Spelling Bee coordinator, Mrs. Debbie White and Principal Arnold Mathews began the Cherokee County Schools 2011 Spelling Bee. Nine 6th, 7th and 8th graders waited apprehensively to hear the first words.
Among the attendees were Hiwassee Dam’s principal Mrs. Delaine Macdonald and teacher Mrs. Brandy Farmer, and Ranger’s principal Mr. Paul Wilson. They proudly talk about the victories these students have had in their academic life.
They know that studying for a spelling bee is not the easiest task. Just like in sports, students can practice with someone, but sooner or later they have to tackle the words on their own. They fumble, find themselves underwater, and then, just before throwing in the towel, they hit their word over the net.
Finalists included Sidney Hibberts, Selena Rodrigues and Isaac Mock, Martins Creek Middle School; Lily Beaster, Aaron O’Connell and Jenni Gordon, Ranger Middle School, Brandon Muizulis and Christan Sykes, Hiwassee Dam Middle School; and Stephanie Howe, Murphy Middle School.
By the end, Ranger’s Lily Beaster won the First Place trophy and the $100 prize. Aaron O’Connell also from Ranger won the Second Place trophy and $50. Hiwassee Dam’s Brandon Muizulis won Third Place and $25. Beaster had won Third Place the year before, but O’Connell and Muizulis were first timers at the bee. Nonetheless, they plowed through word after word as teachers and families watched excitedly.
The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program sponsors the bee along with Friends of Murphy Public Library. All sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Cherokee County schools are encouraged to join the fun next year. Call the Murphy Library at 837-2417 for details.
Eleven sixth, seventh and eighth graders sat patiently waiting for the 2010 Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee to begin. No one realized at that moment they would break records. However, when the final word was called, the students had spelled over 325 words, the most in the four years of the bee’s existence.
The bee was held last Thursday morning at Martins Creek School. It is co-sponsored by the Cherokee County School system, the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program, and Friends of Murphy Public Library.
Martins Creek principal Arnold Matthews called out the first word, “discipline.” These middle school students from Martins Creek, Murphy, Hiwassee Dam and Ranger schools were well versed in the discipline of spelling. Their demeanor was poised, unflappable….disciplined.
Martins Creek teacher Mrs. Debbie White, who organized the Cherokee County bee, watched quietly as the words sped by. Words like abdicate, enthusiasm, aristocracy, glasnost, monsoon, and ostentatious are examples. A few students missed and the others soldiered on.
In the end, Martins Creek eighth grader D. J. Mock won. Murphy Middle School eighth grader Zach Cook came in second, and Ranger sixth grader Lily Beaster was third. When it was over, a second record was set. The bee lasted one and one-half hours, twice as long as the previous year.
Each winner received a trophy and a cash prize.
Photo by Teresa Mock
All eleven students at the final bee received certificates and gold medals on bee-strewn ribbons. Students who participated in the preliminary spelling bees in their schools received a commemorative presidential dollar coin. Ranger’s principal Paul Wilson and Hiwassee Dam Language Arts teacher Brandy Farmer were also at the bee along with proud parents and grandparents cheering the students on.
Plans are forming for the 2011 Spelling Bee. All sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Cherokee County schools are encouraged to join the fun and learn new words. Call the Murphy Library at 837-2417 for details.
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Latin, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.
lucid dejected abdicate
spectrum nasal temporal
percolate susceptible candidate
canary lunatic gregarious
benevolent ingenious prescription
Correction: The Spelling Bee blogger sent the wrong spelling of “elixir” to the Cherokee Scout for their April 7 issue. If you saw it spelled “alixir” don’t blame the Scout, blame the Spelling Bee blogger’s new laptop and poor typing skills. Or maybe the elixir she was taking wasn’t working. [elixir: “A cordial alleged to prolong youth”] Or maybe she wanted to see if anyone was reading the weekly Spelling Bee words. In any event, if she is ever in a spelling bee and gets the word “elixir” you can rest assured she will be able to spell it correctly.
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Arabic, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.
talc tuna safari mosque
sultan mummy admiral guitar
elixir alcove tarragon
lemon sequin zero massage
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Old English, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.
dogged manhandle quell fiery
creepy dreary fathom threshold
errand timely dairy reckless
bequeath nostril mermaid
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Greek, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.
acme democracy topical
ergonomic protein angelic
android character chronology
cosmetic antibiotic hygiene
phenomenon amnesia pragmatic
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Spanish, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.