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!
We are so proud of our Robotics teams! Our senior school team competed at TCC on Saturday, Jan. 6 where they qualified for the North Texas Regional Championship on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The team took 2nd place in the Inspire Award and 1st in the Connect Award. They were also 4th alliance captain in the robot game and the alliance team placed fourth in the game.
On Saturday, Jan. 13, our elementary and middle school teams, Ambassador Stars, Ambassador Lightning and Ambassador Blue competed in their second qualifier. The three teams advanced to the Regional Championship and Ambassador Blue took second place all around, the Championship Award. These three teams will be added to the other two teams who placed first and second Championship Awards from the first qualifier to automatically advance to the regional. The Regional Qualifier takes place on Saturday, Feb. 3.