Naakyah Walker wins J-HES Spelling Bee Championship

On Thursday, February 2, 2023, Jonesboro-Hodge Elementary School held its 2nd Annual Spelling Bee. The spelling bee consisted of participants in Grades 3-5 interested in advancing their vocabulary. Each participant demonstrated a new level of self-confidence, communication, and public speaking skills, and for that, we are VERY proud of them!

On behalf of J-HES, a special congratulations go to FIRST PLACE SPELLING BEE CHAMPION Miss Naakyah Walker (4th Grade) who will proceed to the Regional Competition in Shreveport next month.

Spelling Bee Winners:

1st Place: Naakyah Walker (4th Grade)
2nd Place: Kristacia Howard (4th Grade)
3rd Place: Krisina Chen (4th Grade)


Best Enunciation: Emily Gilbert (5th Grade)
Most Improved: Antoine Spivey (4th Grade)
Best Sportsmanship: Brady Malone (4th Grade)
Poise Award: Stacy Ballio (3rd Grade)
Spirit Award: Jarhyeon Harris (4th Grade)

Special thanks to the committee for making this event possible: Mrs. Bozeman (Coordinator); Mrs. Duncan (Pronouncer); Ms. Collinsworth & Ms. Wynee (Judges/RecordKeeper); Ms. Jack, Coach Paggett, Coach Garner, Ms.Hudson, Deputy Cole, and Mr. Barron (Decor/Logistics)

J-HES Basketball teams sweep Simsboro 

Levi Martin goes for two of his game high 8 pts.

The JHES Tigers competed vs. Simsboro Elementary Monday night in fantastic fashion as the Lady Tigers and Tigers were both successful in their respective contests for the first time in their inaugural season.

The Lady Tigers played their competition even in the first quarter but put up a steel curtain with respect to their opponent’s basket, not allowing the Simsboro Lady Tigers to score another basket in the next three quarters. Timberly Wilson and Jeniah Mays were strong in the paint and also led the Tigers in scoring. Final Score: J-HES 14 Simsboro 2.

The Tigers in like fashion struck first for the first time this season and never looked back in the contest. Taking a 16 to 7 lead at the half the Tigers were led defensively by Levi Martin with 4 blocks and an impressive 9 rebounds. The biggest spark offensively came from “Mr. Instant Offense” Andrew Watkins who scored 7 points in the first. Levi Martin and Cannon Tatum led the Tigers with 8 apiece while the aggressive Tiger defense held Simsboro to just 5 points in the second half. Final Score: J-HES 31 Simsboro 12.

Cannon “Downtown’ Tatum laces the nets!

2 thoughts on “Naakyah Walker wins J-HES Spelling Bee Championship

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *