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Spelling Bees are not for the faint of heart, whether participating or sitting in the audicne. 

Students at Martins Creek Middle School attended the May 10 Cherokee County School Spelling Bee in their school's library. Family members also look on.

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.

Nine students from Martins Creek, Ranger, Hiwassee Dam and Murphy middle schools who participated in the Cherokee County Schools 2011 Spelling Bee wait for the opening word. From left: Sidney Hibberts, Lily Beaster, Brandon Muizulis, Aaron O'Connell, Christan Sykes, Stephanie Howe, Jenni Gordon, Isaac Mock, and Selena Rodrigues.

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.

Martins Creek School hosted the annual Cherokee County Schools 2011 Spelling Bee on May 10. Ranger Middle School student Lily Beaster won First Place and Aaron O’Connell, also from Ranger, won Second Place. Hiwassee Dam student Brandon Muizulis won Third Place (from left).

 

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.

 

This is the final list of words for the 2011 Spelling Bee!  We’ve made them big so you don’t miss them!!

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from French.  They can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com. To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down. 

mascot  mystique  denture  physique 

morgue  palette  baton  cachet rouge 

debacle  chassis  poignant genre

rapport  barrage  layette parfait

clementine  diorama

rendezvous 

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from New World languages.  They can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com. To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down. 

iguana   hurricane   hominy   wigwam   quinine   powwow   pecan

woodchuck   chocolate   tomato   llama   hickory

muskrat   bayou   coyote   petunia   caucus

persimmon   jaguar   buccaneer

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Italian and Latin.  They can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.  

spinet   vendetta   credenza   virtuoso   fresco   stucco

fiasco   cameo   sonata   inferno  allegro   provolone

salami   falsetto   cantata   grotto   crescent 

prodigal   aquatic   participant

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. To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

lethargy   cryptic   hypothesis   academy   synergy   tachometer

melancholy   metaphor   hydraulic   syntax   tragic

adamant   diatribe   dynamic   topography

allegory   dogma   apostrophe 

rhetoric   polymer

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, http://www.myspellit.com. To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

dejected   abdicate   spectrum   nasal   temporal   percolate   susceptible

candidate   canary   lunatic   gregarious   benevolent   ingenious

prescription   fastidious   prosecute   incredulous

discipline   implement   ridiculous

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Arabic, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.  To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

talc   tuna   safari   albatross   mohair   arsenal   mummy

alcohol   tariff   imam   azure   borax   elixir   alcove

tarragon   sequin   zero   massage

carmine   lilac


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