It took six rounds before a winner was declared for the Westmoreland County Public Schools’ spelling bee district championship. At the end of the evening, fifth grade Washington District Elementary student, Izabella Bojorquez, sealed her victory by spelling correctly the final word of the night. Bojorquez will now prepare for the regional contest in Fredericksburg. She is the daughter of Juan and Bethany Bojorquez, and an all A student at Washington District Elementary.
The Spelling Bee Participants for this year’s participation were Cople Elementary; first grade, Bentley Wheeler (alternate, Damon Spaulding); second grade, Harper Dameron (alternate, Tenise Bassett), third grade, James Williams, Jr. (alternate, Ja’Miesha Hall), fourth grade, Jetauri Dixon, (alternate, Eric Oliver) and fifth grade, E’Liyahu Jones (alternate, William Townsend).
Representatives from Washington District were; first grade, Riley Gould, (alternate, Christopher Davis, Jr.), second grade, Scarlet Foor (alternate, Roegan Combs), third grade, Brendan Rubinchak (alternate, Kaylan Gray), fourth grade, Madison Clark, (alternate, Kayla Brown), and fifth grade, Izabella Bojorquez (alternate, Mia Herrera).
Montross Middle School was represented by sixth grade, Morgan Gooch (alternate, T.J. Turnbull), seventh grade, Nerick Medina (alternate, Josh Headley), and eighth grade, Brandon Brooks (alternate, (Jayla Ashton).
Dr. Michael Perry, Superintendent, presented Bojorquez with a “WMLCPS” dictionary. Montross Middle School eighth grader, Brandon Brooks, was the runner-up.
The event was coordinated by Carole Alexander, District Data Management Specialist. The spelling bee announcer was Julie Weicht, Early Intervention Specialist. Judges included Justin Savoy, CTE Director, Cathy Rice, Deputy Superintendent, and Patty Kelly Long, Public Relations Specialist. School coordinators were: Cople, Will Hernandez, assistant principal; Washington District, Sandy Herdle, principal; and Montross Middle, Christie Douglas, assistant principal. Crystal Glading, Federal Projects Clerk, coordinated the materials.
We congratulate all of our champions who so admirably represented their prospective schools.