2019-02-06 / Front Page

Gates wins annual ECSS spelling bee


Spelling Bee winners pictured with Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Superintendent, from left: second place - Foy Blankenship (7th grade); first place - Joseph Gates (8th grade); and third place - Kyrsten Jones (4th grade). Spelling Bee winners pictured with Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Superintendent, from left: second place - Foy Blankenship (7th grade); first place - Joseph Gates (8th grade); and third place - Kyrsten Jones (4th grade). Eighth grader Joseph Gates won the annual Early County School System Spelling Bee Friday at the Early County Middle School. Seventh grader Foy Blankenship placed second and fourth grader Kyrsten Jones took third place.

First and second place winners from the fourth and fifth grades at Early County Elementary and sixth, seventh and eighth grades from Early County Middle School competed in the spelling bee.

Joseph will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee Feb. 23 at Jones Wheat Elementary School in Bainbridge.

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