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BCSD Celebrates 2024 District Spelling Bee


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the highly anticipated 2024 District Spelling Bee, held on Thursday, January 18th. The event showcased exceptional spelling talents, humor, and academic prowess, making it a memorable experience for all in attendance.


A big congratulations goes to 8th Grader Layla Gholson for securing the coveted title of the District Spelling Bee champion. Layla's dedication and skill were truly commendable. Equally deserving of recognition is the entertaining and bombastic Fourth Grader, Carter Hall from Lakeview Academy, who added a delightful touch to the event as the runner-up, capturing everyone's attention with his unique giddiness and infectious excitement. We salute Carter for his charismatic approach to the competition and applaud his remarkable performance.


The winning word that sealed Layla Gholson's victory was "acclaim." Layla's ability to navigate the challenging word showcased her exceptional spelling abilities, earning her the well-deserved championship.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Curriculum Specialist Erica Ingram for hosting a wonderful 2024 show. Additionally, we would like to recognize our esteemed panel of judges whose expertise and dedication ensured the fair assessment of participants:


  • Denis Gidden of Lakeview Academy

  • Nicki Coneway of Oconee RESA

  • Instructional Tech. Specialist Amy Brantley

  • BHS Instructional Coach Amie Caruso

Thank you all for your invaluable contributions to the success of the District Spelling Bee. See a full list of schoolwide winners and photo gallery from the event below:


Lakeview Academy Winners:

Carter Hall from 4th Grade,

Cameron Rousey from 5th Grade


Midway Hills Academy Winners:

Laney Wooten from 4th Grade,

London Halcomb from 5th Grade

Georgia College Early College Winners:

Ashley Mullis from 7th Grade,

Kobi Barfield from 8th Grade


Oak Hill Middle School:

Melisa Keles from 6th Grade,

Veera Puri from 7th Grade,

and Layla Gholson from 8th Grade








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