GENESEE COUNTY — The regional, Grades 5-8, and the local, Grades 9-12, Glenowyn L. Jones Championship Spelling Bees were held this evening for students winning first, second and third place in the countywide grade-level spelling bees.
Grades 5-8 Regional Champion, Bilal Tarrar, an 8th grade student from Genesee Academy, correctly spelled the word “pacifism” to win. For the third time in a row, Bilal takes home the Glenowyn L. Jones Spelling Bee Trophy to be displayed at his school.
• Second Shreya Rao 6th Grade East Middle School Grand Blanc.
• Third Madeline Drayton 6th Grade Carter Middle School Clio.
Grades 9 – 12 Local Champion, Matt Karas, a 9th grade student at Flushing High School, won the championship by correctly spelling the word “satori.” This is the first time Matt placed first to receive the Glenowyn L. Jones Spelling Bee Trophy to be displayed at his school.
• Second Hunter Gooch 11th Grade Bentley High School Bentley.
• Third Trey Thomas 12th Grade Flushing High School Flushing.
All finalists received a Glenowyn L. Jones Championship Spelling Bee plaque to take home. The competition is coordinated by GISD’s Office of Education and Learning. — G.G.