The DFCS Stingers Team Wins Trophy
The DFCS Stingers team won the 13th annual Community Spelling Bee last week, going through the three rounds and not missing a word. The team was sponsored by Floyd Urgent/Primary Care and was made up of Michael Kitchens, Heather Abee and Avery Anderson.
The Spellciality Bees finished in second place and the Zany Zaxby Spelling Cluckers finished third.
Seven teams competed for the coveted Bee trophy and included The Buzzing Baptist Bees, sponsored by Horizon Baptist Fellowship with team members John Harris, David McGinnis and Susan Mullis; Bulldog Barkers, sponsored by Trion High School with team members Baylee Carpenter, Maggie Ragland and Sydney Stallings; The CHS Word Nerds, sponsored by Chattooga High School with members Bryce Barrett, Madison Christol and Kim Hamby; The DFCS Stingers; The Zany Zaxby Spelling Cluckers, sponsored by Zaxby’s of Dalton/Chatsworth with members Emily Tucker, Patti Grindstaff and Kym Bush; The Spellciality Bees, sponsored by Mount Vernon Mills with members Rob Johnson, Zack Sparks and Dianne Keith and The Recycled Teenagers, sponsored by Woodmen of the World Jason Taylor with members Betty Brady, Julia Houston and Vikki Entrekin.
The judges for the spelling bee were Susan McCain and Selena Powell. Kim Ballard Humphrey was the timekeeper. Sandy Weaver served as the enunciator and Sam Kohler was the master of ceremonies.
The event was held at the Boys and Girls Club.
The spelling bee was sponsored by the Chattooga County Literacy Council as a fundraiser.
Among the projects the Literacy Council did in the past year were the Third Grade Dictionary Project where dictionaries were given to every third grade in the county; the Book shelf Project where bookshelves built by the CHS Construction Class are presented to students in the county with books; GED Scholarships; GED Celebration; School Librarian Appreciation Day and National Adult Literacy Week.