Douglas Elementary recently held its annual fifth grade Spelling Bee.  Seventeen fifth graders participated in the competitive Spelling bee this year.  In preparation for the Spelling Bee, students studied the assigned list of over 450 words.  The list included common words such as bathtub, moisture and passage, as well as unfamiliar words such as ascetic, patronymic and phrenologists.  As part of their preparation, many students learned to not only spell the new words, but also what they meant, and how to use them in speech and writing.


In addition to learning new words, students also learned a few other important lessons.  They learned a lot about perseverance while studying, important lessons about displaying integrity when they missed their assigned words during the competition.  After nine rounds, Mehki Coping was named the winner.  Logan Gill was the runner-up, followed by Jordan Carr-Oliphant, Jaci Brooks and Katlyn Chinn.  All of the participants worked hard to prepare for the Spelling Bee, and did a great job supporting their classmates throughout the competition.  We wish Mehki the best of luck as he goes on to compete at the district level.



Pictured from left to right:  Mehki Coping, Logan Gill, Jordan Carr-Oliphant, Jaci Brooks and Katlyn Chinn