Ethan Johnson earns title of grand champion at annual Quitman Spelling Bee

Can you spell Grand Champion? You can best believe Ethan Johnson of Quitman Junior High can. Fact of the matter, the 8th grader proved that he can correctly spell most any word that you present to him, which is what he did at the annual Spelling Bee to earn the title of 2022 QHS Grand Champion. As result Johnson qualified to compete in the LA Regional Competition on March 5th, 2022, at LSU-Shreveport.

The yearly competition pitted classmates from the 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th and 8th grade in an attempt to win categories of: Most Poised, Best Enunciation, Most Sportsmanlike and Class Grand Champion. A final round was then held among the winners of each grade where the following awards were also up for grabs: Most Encouraging, Best Peer Coach, Most Camaraderie, Peer Leadership and 2022 QHS Grand Champion.

2022 QHS Spelling Bee Championship

THIRD GRADE

Most Poised Gracelyn Lowery
Best Enunciation Shepard Norred
Most Sportsmanlike Brylee Hasley
3rd Grade Champion Jonah Morris

FOURTH GRADE

Most Poised Brenna Lowery
Best Enunciation Colt Powell
Most Sportsmanlike Amelia Staggs
4th Grade Champion Colt Powell

FIFTH GRADE

Most Poised Addi Faber
Best Enunciation Sophia Kliebert
Most Sportsmanlike Eli Jackson
4th Grade Champion Bethany Webb

SIXTH GRADE

Most Poised Sunni Altheimer
Best Enunciation Emma Kate Toms
Most Sportsmanlike Mathew Odom
4th Grade Champion Caden Jackson

EIGHTH GRADE

Most Poised Katy Cumpton
Best Enunciation Ryen Boone
Most Sportsmanlike Addisyn Bougues
4th Grade Champion Ethan Johnson

FINAL ROUND AWARDS

Most Encouraging Colt Powell
Best Peer Coach Caden Jackson
Most Camaraderie Jonah Morris
Peer Leadership Award Bethany Webb
2022 QHS Grand Champion Ethan Johnson


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