Students Hope to "Bee" Our Top Speller

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:09am

You’ve been asked if you’re smarter than a fifth grader. But, can you outspell a fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grader?

Come out to the Wadsworth Elementary School cafeteria on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00 pm to find out during our county Spelling Bee. We promise you’ll have a tough time resisting the urge to reach for your smartphone as you try to (silently) spell along with our contestants.

Our county champion will go on to our regional competition in Jacksonville. The 75th Annual First Coast Regional Spelling Bee will be held February 19 at Jacksonville University.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals are held the week of May 27th in the Washington, DC area.

The following are our top spellers competing, their school, and grade:




Kaylee Nevico

Buddy Taylor Middle School

7th grade

Sydney Morton

Buddy Taylor Middle School

8th grade

Ayden Jones

Indian Trails Middle School

7th grade

Hema Ragnauth

Indian Trails Middle School

8th grade

Angel Hicks

Christ the King Academy

8th grade

Kenny Sugden

Christ the King Academy

6th grade

Nigel Sejda

Bunnell Elementary School

5th grade

Jaiya Jordan

Bunnell Elementary School

6th grade

Alec Riley

Belle Terre Elementary School

5th grade

Chevaney Chandradat

Belle Terre Elementary School

6th grade

Addison Davis

Old Kings Elementary School

5th grade

Chase Pregley

Old Kings Elementary School

6th grade

Breanna Cowart-Goldberg

Rymfire Elementary School

5th grade

Joshua Stover

Rymfire Elementary School

6th grade

Marlon Alvarado

Wadsworth Elementary School

5th grade

Isabella Desmore

Wadsworth Elementary School

6th grade