On Wednesday December 7, as the rounds kept rolling on, 23 students, fourth-through eighth-grade level homeroom spelling bee winners vied for the chance to represent Perdido School in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Finally, in the championship ninth round, Stacie Wilson and Ceanna Livermore went back and forth until Ceanna correctly spelled “scrumptiously” and became the Perdido School Spelling Bee champion for 2017.
Both Ceanna and Stacie will continue studying as they work together to prepare for the Baldwin County Bee to be held on February 2, at the Loxley Civic Center. The county level winner advances to the Alabama Spelling Bee on March 11 in Alabaster. State level winners go on to Washington, D.C. for the finals of the National Spelling Bee in May.
Perdido Students participating, by grade level, as follows:
Fourth grade: Heath Anderson, Summerlyn Hyatt, Taylor Robertson, Brooklyn Vinson;
Fifth grade: Chasten Powell, Miranda Singleton, A.J. Smith, Stacie Wilson;
Sixth grade: Savannah Catrett, Ceanna Livermore, Dakota McKinley, Josie Williams;
Seventh grade: Chloe Burns, Alexis Hayles, Chazney Livermore, Jackson Reid, Sierra Smith, Kaylee Williams;
Eighth grade: Rhane Collier, Collin Davis, Matthew Milstid, Dustin Snow, Reese White. Eighth grader Devin Morris was absent on spelling bee day.