Go G-Men

On December 20th, JAG Middle School proudly hosted the highly anticipated Winter Spelling Bee in The Iva Walker Auditorium, engaging over 35 talented 7th and 8th-grade students in a captivating showcase of linguistic prowess.  The entire school gathered as students supported contestants with creative signs, turning The Iva into a hive of excitement.

The Spelling Bee serves as a valuable extension of our curriculum, reinforcing crucial language skills and vocabulary acquisition. Beyond the traditional classroom setting, this event offers students a unique opportunity to apply their language knowledge in a competitive yet supportive environment. Through the meticulous preparation and intense focus required for spelling success, participants not only enhance their spelling abilities but also strengthen their overall language proficiency. The Spelling Bee aligns seamlessly with our commitment to fostering a love for language, supporting our students in their academic journey,  preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and tying into our District Vision  which is focused on co-curricular and extra-curricular involvement.  

Amidst the intense showdown the suspense reached its peak necessitating an unexpected halftime break over lunch. The atmosphere was electric as the competition unfolded, lasting at least 15 riveting rounds, with participants showcasing exceptional spelling skills. The break allowed contestants to recharge, adding an element of anticipation and excitement to the event. Teachers and students eagerly awaited the return to witness the final rounds that would determine the ultimate spelling champions.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champions - Reese Hill (7), Mac Haney (8), and alternate Jordan Spencer(8)! Reese and Mac will now represent the G-Men at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 15th here on campus.  Be sure to mark your calendars to support Reese and Mac as they continue their spelling journey on a broader stage.  Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Lovelace and the Middle School English Department for putting on such a well organized event.  It's a great time to be a G-man! 

Go G-Men!