Congratulations to Middle School Spelling Bee first place winner Adelaide Hanna (6th grade) and runner-up Avalana Brock (7th grade). The two competed for several rounds before Adelaide spelled the winning word “status quo.”
The 24 Spelling Bee contestants represented the winner and runner-up from each Middle School English classroom competition. The participants included 6th graders Judson Divenere, Jack Gessner, Jamie Hanley, Adelaide Hanna, Amanda Houston, Amelia Marsh, Eva McLaren, and Drew Park; 7th graders Nathan Altiery, Avalana Brock, Charlie Duerr, Brayden Ebert, Sophia Henry, Luna Ochoa, Antonio Shaffer, and Ellora Yadav; and 8th graders Gracie Crofton, Tanner Grady, Simon Guterman, Sophia Karampelas, Bryant Lisenby, Carson Lott, Jack O’Donnell, and Truman Thompson.
Parents, faculty and St. Martin’s 3rd - 8th graders held their breath as the contestants spelled - and occasionally misspelled - tricky words for more than an hour. Middle School Principal Tony Shaffer served as moderator and Middle School English teachers Christine McAleer and Michele Davis were judges.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.