FPS staff report
February 12, 2013
An 8th grade student at Carrollton’s Bell-Herron Middle School won her school’s spelling bee held Feb. 6.
Kaitlin Shine (center) is shown in the above photo receiving the first place plaque from Craig Rodgers, Bell-Herron Dean of Students, as Mehgan Harsh, the runnerup looks on. Plaques were provided by The Awards Center.
Kaitlin, daughter of Leslie Carson of 216 2nd St. SW, Carrollton, will represent Carrollton schools in the 67th regional grand final spelling bee sponsored by The Repository to be held March 23 at GlenOak High School’s theater.
Kaitlin was proclaimed the winner when she correctly spelled the word “syndrome” after Mehgan misspelled “pizzeria” by spelling it “pizzaria”.
Mehgan, a 6th grader, is a daughter of Brad and Emily Harsh of 6300 Raindrop Rd., Amsterdam.
According to Rodgers, a total of 92 Bell-Herron students participated in this year’s semi-final round of the spelling bee with 15 sixth, seventh and eighth graders qualifying for the final rounds.