2018 Regional Spelling Bee Participant

County Student Competes in Regional Spelling Bee
Posted on 03/10/2018
Student Holding Trophy

Corbin Luna, a fifth-grader from Bacon District Elementary, represented Charlotte County Public Schools in this year’s Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Corbin won his school-level spelling bee in December, and then was victorious at the county-level bee at Central Middle School in January.  His efforts earned him this opportunity to participate in The Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

                This year’s regional bee was won by Joseph Chambers of Henrico County.  Chambers is the first “new” winner since 2014.  Tejas Muthusamy, also of Henrico, has won the regional bee and gone to the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the past four years.  The last rounds were highly competitive with Chambers and runner-up, Cabrey Forward of Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School, spelling (or attempting to spell) words like “solferino,” “Phrygian,” and “escadrille.”  The winning word was “braunschweiger.”  Chambers will travel to the national bee to be held in May at National Harbor, Maryland.

                 Corbin, accompanied by his father and cousin, enjoyed the competition and the trip to Richmond and the Library of Virginia.  “We are so very proud of Corbin and all his hard work in preparation for this highly-competitive bee,” says Mrs. Sylvia Lockett, Bacon’s principal.  According to Mrs. Joy Reeves, spelling bee chairperson at Bacon, “Corbin showed great poise and sportsmanship during a very tough competition.  It was a great experience for all of us watching him.”