Porter-Gaud captured 1st place in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee team competition held on Wednesday, January 24 at The Oaks Christian School in Summerville, SC.
The nine competing schools included Cathedral Academy, Charleston Collegiate, First Baptist, James Island Christian, Mason Prep, Oaks Christian, Pinewood Prep, Porter-Gaud and Thomas Heyward Academy.
Eighteen 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. The winning Porter-Gaud team consisted of:
3rd Grade: Tate Barganier & Ireland Evans-Langdale
4th Grade: Tate Bernard & Michael Mazzoli
5th Grade: Rivers Clair & Nina Radovanovic
6th Grade: Josie Person & Anderson Toole
7th Grade: Camille Greenwell & Paulo Hitopoulos
8th Grade: Henry Lee & Sophie Levenson
At the end of the day, Porter-Gaud had named six winners (36 points) and one 3rd place finish (4 points). This gave the P-G team a total of 52 points and overall 1st place in the regional competition. Second place went to Cathedral Academy with 32 points, and third place went to Pinewood Prep with 24 points.
Porter-Gaud Regional Winners: Michael Mazzoli, Nina Radovanovic, Anderson Toole, Camille Greenwell, Henry Lee & Sophie Levenson
Porter-Gaud 3rd Place Finish: Josie Person
Regional winners advance to the SCISA State Spelling Bee on February 21 at Williamsburg Academy located in Kingstree, SC.
Please congratulate all of these youngsters when you see them. They worked hard to make our school proud. Several words our students spelled correctly: ghoul, junta, futon, caribou, elite, glitz, lunatic, wasabi, eureka, wainscot, witloof, corpuscle, quinine, schloss, virtuosa, cordovan, furlough, streusel, and repertoire. Quite impressive ... Go Cyclones!
Posted by Coach Kenneth Lynch