Student Profiles

PG Places First at SCISA Regional Spelling Bee

Porter-Gaud captured 1st place in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee team competition held earlier today at The Oaks Christian School in Summerville, SC.

The 8 competing schools included Charleston Christian, Charleston Collegiate, Crown Leadership Academy, First Baptist, James Island Christian, Mason Preparatory, Oaks Christian and Porter-Gaud.

Sixteen students competed per grade level (3rd - 8th) and two winners were named for each grade. Each student earned 1 point for competing and bonus points if he/she placed in the top 4 of his/her grade level bee.

Porter-Gaud conducted grade level spelling bee competitions back in October and November. The winning Porter-Gaud team consisted of:

3rd Grade: Jameson Saylors & *Xsavior Wells (*4th Place)

4th Grade: Tate Barganier & *Jase Howell (*Winner)

5th Grade: *Michael Mazzoli (*3rd Place) & *Katharine Grace Winther (*4th Place)

6th Grade: *Rivers Clair (*Winner) & Mac Flynn

7th Grade: Brady Lyden & *Anderson Toole (*Winner)

8th Grade: Camille Greenwell & *Paulo Hitopoulos (*Winner)

At the end of the day, Porter-Gaud had named four winners (24 points), one 3rd place finalist (4 points) and two 4th place finalists (4 points). This gave the P-G team a total of 44 points and overall 1st place in the regional competition. Second place went to Mason Preparatory with 41 points, and third place went to James Island Christian with 30 points.

Regional winners advance to the SCISA State Spelling Bee on February 20 at Williamsburg Academy located in Kingstree, SC.

Please congratulate all of these youngsters when you see them. They worked hard and represented our school well. Several words our students spelled correctly: elite, potash, scrabble, wampum, ravel, shogun, deluxe, umlaut, wanton and knavery. Go Cyclones!

Posted by Kenneth Lynch. MS math faculty and team adviser