Elijah Jackson named GSCSS Spelling Bee champion

Elijah Jackson

Elijah Jackson, left, of Moreland Road Elementary School, won the Griffin-Spalding County School System Spelling Bee. The runner-up was A.J. Fulton, of Rehoboth Road Middle School. Photo courtesy of the Griffin-Spalding County School System

STAFF REPORT :::

Elijah Jackson, a student of Moreland Road Elementary School, won the 2020 Griffin-Spalding County School System Scripps Spelling Bee that was held Jan. 9.

Jackson, a fifth-grade student who participates in the Program Challenge gifted program, became champion by correctly spelling the word “influenza.”

The runner-up, A.J. Fulton, is a sixth-grade student at Rehoboth Road Middle School.
Finalist from each elementary and middle school competed in the systemwide Spelling Bee.

GSCSS school level spelling bee finalists that participated in the districtwide spelling bee were Malachi Stubbs, of Anne Street Elementary School; Kevin King, of Atkinson Elementary School; Max Latham, of Beaverbrook Elementary School; Brandon Denson, of Carver Road Middle School; Destini Stinson, of Cowan Elementary School; Isaiah Flynt, of Cowan Road Middle School; Rondell White, of Crescent Elementary School; Ni’Terriyon Davis, of Futral Road Elementary School; Raelynn Anthony, of Jackson Road Elementary School; Maddie Meacham, of Jordan Hill Elementary School; Skyler Mack, of Kennedy Road Middle School; Jordyn McCampbell, of Moore Elementary School; Elijah Jackson, of Moreland Road Elementary School; Peyton Weeks, of Orrs Elementary School; and A.J. Fulton, of Rehoboth Road Middle School.

The Georgia Association of Educators awarded Jackson with a plaque and $100 gift card and Fulton with a plaque and $50 gift card. Local businesses United Bank, First National Bank and The Sellers Law Firm donated snacks, cups, pencils and tote bags.

Jackson will go on to compete against students from eight other counties in the regional spelling bee on Feb. 22 in Conyers.

Comments

  1. CHRIS MACGREGOR says:

    Congratulations, Gentlemen!

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