Elizabeth Smith Elementary held its annual Spelling Bee on December 15, 2020. The spelling bee is a part of the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee program in it's 92nd year of competition. Eight 3rd graders and Eight 4th graders participated with the top 2 spellers from each class representing.
The winner was Ean Dalley from Mrs. Rutherford's 4th grade class. He was the winner in 2019 as well. The runner-up was Mason Nguyen from Mrs. Greer's 4th grade class.
Lasting 62 rounds, the winning word was “tears.”
Ean will move on to compete in the district bee at the Performing Arts Center in January 2020 against the top spellers from each elementary, intermediate, and middle schools in the district.