• Annaleigh Tomlinson, left, a fourth-grader at Mt. Yonah Elementary School, took home first place in the White County school system spelling bee. Mason Barrett, right, a fourth-grader at Mossy Creek Elementary School, took home second place. (Submitted photo)

They’re the B-E-S-T!

White County crowns spelling bee winner

Amnesia – a word Annaleigh Tomlinson may not soon forget.

The fourth-grader correctly recalled that sequence of letters to win the White County School System spelling bee on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Tomlinson, a student in Donna Smith’s class at Mt. Yonah Elementary School, finished tops among 84 other students to become the champion. The runner-up was Mason Barrett, a fourth-grader in Amy Swing’s class at Mossy Creek Elementary School, according to Kechara Partin, assistant principal at Tesnatee Gap Elementary School, who was in charge of the event.

All four elementary schools and White County Middle School were involved in the spelling bee, she said. The students who participated were in grades fourth to eighth, and were chosen because they were the top 10 percent of spellers in their grade at their respective school wide spelling bee.

Tomlinson will head to the district spelling bee on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Sewell Mill library and Cultural Center in Marietta, Partin said.

White County News

Mailing Address:
13 E. Jarrard St.
Cleveland, Ga 30528

Phone: 706-865-4718
Fax: 706-865-3048
Email: publisher@whitecountynews.net