Congratulations to Hephzibah Sujoe, who won the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Fort Worth "Star-Telegram" and Texas Christian University's College of Education!
The Scripps Spelling Bees start at the school level. This year, there were 488 school bees and the school winners then compete in one of the 25 Area Bees. Today, 24 students competed representing this region.
Hephzibah won in the 17th round with the word tenebrism. Some other words she spelled were slurvian, zwinger, quixote and gymkhana. As the Grand Champion, she received a 2018 Regional Spelling Bee Championship trophy, an all expenseS paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, $200 award, TCU audit course opportunity, a one-year subscription of Encyclopedia Britannica online, and a $100 Samuel Louis Sugarman award.
She moves on to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., which is May 29-31. The National Spelling Bee is the oldest spelling bee in the country, beginning in 1925. 50 states and six countries will be represented. 290 students compete with eventually 45 spellers vying for the top spot.
We are so proud of you Hephzibah!
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Over the last several years, we have saved over 4,000 lives due to the amazing generosity of our BCS family! This year's goal is for a minimum of 200 donor pre-registrations. With your help, we can reach this goal and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people.
Be sure to join us for Meet the Teacher on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2:00 p.m. Each student will receive a packet containing important information, including documents that must be completed and returned to the school. The program will start in the sanctuary with a general session for parents and students, followed by the opportunity to meet with teachers in their classrooms. We look forward to seeing you!