Coram Deo Academy has once again produced some outstanding spellers! After the Christmas break, class champions from grades four through eight were determined; they spelled off against each other this Wednesday and Thursday, demonstrating remarkable poise and composure in the face of tremendous competition. We applaud their courage as well as their skill--Well-done, everyone!
The winners from these two bees were Elena Markwell, a sixth-grader from MW, and Tyler Newcomb, a sixth-grader from the TTH class. Both Elena and Tyler were contestants in previous bees as well, so they are to be doubly-congratulated!
Our MW class champions were:
4th - Connor Chaney and Ezra Sanders
5th - Emery Markwell and Aurora Whitehead
6th - Nathan Hancock and Elena Markwell
7th - Seth Bell and Kelsey Romig
8th - Anna Johnson and Ethan Markwell
Our TTh class champions were:
4th - Melanie Bell, Jacob Carson, Brooke DeMeo, Marianna Pirrello
5th - Josh Gustovich and Brayden Axford
6th - Jacob Brower, Matthew Langham, Tyler Newcomb, Katie Rhodes
7th - Noah Gustovich and Aidan Hsaio
8th - William Cole, Sneha Daniel, Lily Turner, Allie Murray
Believe me, there was a lot of suspenseful moments as our class champions spelled through a total of more than 225 different words for a total of 60 rounds (29 rounds on Day 1 and 31 rounds on Day 2—now that’s close!) Our school champions won their respective matches by spelling “steeplechase” (Elena) and “brethren” (Tyler).
On Friday, Elena and Tyler went head-to-head for several grueling rounds of championship words that were not on any lists they had seen. Ultimately, Tyler emerged as the CDA victor.
Congratulations to all our winners; Tylerwill be representing CDA at the Collin County Bee on Feb. 12 in Frisco.