Picture of the Spelling Bee Winners

District Holds Annual Spelling Bee

The 5th Annual Spelling Bee was held Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Niceville High School’s Auditorium. 48 participants from elementary and middle schools across Okaloosa County braved the freezing temperatures to compete for a spot at the Regional Spelling Bee which will be held in Tallahassee on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Grace Hickey, an 8th grader from Okaloosa STEMM Academy, was the winner with the words “mitochondria” and “supercilious.” First runner up was Sophia Cafarelli, a 5th grader from Plew Elementary, and Second Runner Up was Ben Bears, a 5th grader from Walker Elementary. A big congratulations goes out to all of the school Spelling Bee champions!!