Atlanta Public Schools partnered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee that is under the direction of the Georgia Association of Educators and conducted by the Atlanta Association of Educators. The spelling bee was held at F. L. Stanton Elementary School with twenty-two APS schools that participated. The purpose of the spelling bee is to promote literacy and vocabulary acquisition in grades 4-8.
The winners of the spelling bee:
Winner: Sydney Ragland, Jean Childs Young MS
1st Place: Hannah Littlejohn, L. P. Miles ES
2nd Place: Noorzi Raboodi, Sarah Smith ES
3rd Place: Anthony Stringfellow, F. L. Stanton ES
Runner-up: Cooper Carlson, Hope-Hill ES
“The students displayed great energy and enthusiasm for the spelling bee. The spellers did an amazing job! Congratulations to our APS winners who will compete at the next level,” said Isaac Sparks, literacy coordinator at APS.