Academic Highlights


2010 Spelling Bee

By: JoAnna Ewing

            Karma: an action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation. Also see: the final word in the Locust Fork High School Spelling Bee. Kayla Rivera confidently called out each letter in order to win, after Andrew Lanningham unfortunately left off a crucial letter in the word 'bungalow'.
            The tensions were high as the practice round began, in order to give the participants a feel for the contest and its rules. All of the eight people who competed passed a written test first before the actual bee.
            Words with their origins in Latin, Arabic, and Asian cultures were chosen to be used. Some of the words that were called were nirvana, bangle, alliteration, crimson, talc, and credible. All of the contestants worked very hard, but a late-night cram session helped Kayla Rivera to win over the other seven players.
            She will go on to compete February 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the County Spelling Bee, and possibly even higher. Everyone involved in this spelling bee worked hard and produced an excellent affort, including Mrs. Aloia, the coordinator and caller. She went through lists of words beforehand, highlighting ones she thought would provide adequate levels of difficulty for the seventh and eight graders involved. Everyone deserves a big round of applause, especially Kayla Rivera.
       Please come out to support our champion in the County Spelling Bee. No details have been anounced as to where it will be held, but make room on your calendars on February 9 at 9:30 a.m. if you can.





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