Austin is Spelling Bee Champion

Written by  Hayley Greene, BCS Public Relations Tuesday, 04 February 2014 09:34

Michael Austin & Rachel MiddletonMichael Austin & Rachel Middleton  Michael Austin, a ten-year-old, fifth-grade student from Mattie Lively Elementary School, won the 2014 Bulloch County Spelling Bee Monday night at the Southeast Bulloch High School Auditorium.  “I’m excited to be the victor,” Austin said with a grin as he clinched his trophy and $100 check. “It took a lot of hard work and studying.”  He will advance to the District 8 Spelling Bee to be held Saturday, March 1, 10:00 a.m., at the Waycross College Auditorium.


  Austin claimed the win against his remaining opponent, Rachel Middleton of Brooklet Elementary School.  Middleton, an 11-year-old fifth grader, challenged Austin for seven, two-person rounds before she incorrectly spelled “Armistice.” Austin, under the two- person rule structure, then both correctly spelled that word and his new word, “Tomahawk.”


  The two received certificates, medals, and trophies. Middleton also received a $50 check.


  Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman Maurice Hill presented the awards and certificates to the winners and participants. He thanked the students and their parents for attending and said they did a lot better than he could.


  The event was sponsored and organized by the Bulloch County chapter of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE).


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