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Fifth Grader Takes Spelling Bee

Students in grades 3-8 competed in the 2022 FACS Spelling Bee on Friday, November 4.

Logan Jadhav, 5th Grader, (pictured on right in photo) took home first place with her correct spelling of the word "canid," which is defined as a member of the dog family. This is the second year she has won the annual spelling bee. Logan will have the opportunity to go on to represent FACS in the community-wide bee, at a date to be determined. Runner up was Alex Pate, 7th Grader (pictured on left in photo). Both students received medals for their top notch spelling efforts.

Students who competed in the 2022 FACS Spelling Bee advanced from the first round of the bee, which took place in classrooms. The top two spelling bee students from each class competed in the bee with student and family spectators present in the audience. The bee, which went 13 rounds, took place in the main sanctuary.

FACS is thankful for those who helped make the school spelling bee happen, including: Carrie McDaniel, Director of Library Services, who sat in as a judge and is the overall bee coordinator; Jeannie Smeltser, Director of Guidance, who sat in as a judge; Lisa Dahlvang, NILD Instructor, who sat in as a judge; Jessica Geabhart, Teacher, who served as the recorder; and Domenic Andolina, Director of Theatre, who was the caller.

More About The Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition

The community-wide Shelby County Schools Spelling Bee, sponsored by University of Memphis and part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee program, requires students to compete in an online test to qualify for the in-person bee. Qualifiers of the online test will compete at the University of Memphis, where a winner will then advance to compete nationally in Washington, D.C.

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