Utley Middle School Student Emma Kern, Utley Middle School Student recently won the Rockwall County Spelling. Bee.
Campus Spelling Bee winners from each elementary and middle school recently participated in the Rockwall County Spelling Bee. Spelling Bees typically consist of students standing at a microphone and spelling out the words to the audience, but this year needed to be different in order to protect students’ health during the pandemic.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee created an online platform that allowed each student to complete the spelling test online. The program pronounced the words for students and they typed them in the system.
The test consisted of 25 spelling words and 25 multiple choice vocabulary questions. Unlike the traditional Spelling Bee, where each student gets a brand-new question to spell; with the online Bee, all students answered the same exact questions.
Emma Kern, 8th grader at Utley, will represent Rockwall in the 63rd Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee in March. Phoebe Ishmael, from Reinhardt, is Rockwall’s alternate.
Spelling Bee Contestants
Rochell ES – Amelia Elliott/6th
Amy Parks-Heath ES – Jack Cameron/6th Grade
Stevenson ES – Maddie Kern/6th grade
Hays ES – Nolan Foster /5th Grade
Cullins-Lake Pointe ES – Caitlin Dulac/6th Grade
Pullen ES – Lawrence Powell / 5th Grade
Jones ES – Camden Holton
Hartman ES – Audrey Thompson/6th
Hamm ES – Cole Mecham/5th
Dobbs ES – Christian Colon/6th
Lyon ES – Lauren Habersham/5th
NebbieWilliams ES – Harleigh Carr/6th
Springer ES – Audrey Faulkner/5th
Shannon ES – Max Pennock / 6th
Reinhardt ES – Phoebe Ishmael/6th
Utley MS – Emma Kern 8th
Williams MS – Nirvikar Kaur
Cain MS – Ryan Payne 8th