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Beaumont Independent School District
News Release
Friday, February 09, 2018

Beaumont ISD Hosts Spelling Bee

Beaumont ISD hosted its District Zone 4 Spelling Bee on February 8. Spellers from across Jefferson and Liberty counties gathered at the BISD boardroom to compete. Curtis Elementary 5th grade student Benjamin Chen won 1st place, Fletcher Elementary 4th grader Kevin Tran won 2nd and Charlton-Pollard Elementary 4th grader Rylan Pham won 3rd. The winning word was bhalu, which is a common bear of India and Sri Lanka. Chen won in the 21st round.

All BISD campus spelling bee winners from grades 3-8 competed in the District Spelling Bee. Chen and Tran will go on to compete against other students from the greater Houston area in the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The winner will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in the Washington, DC area.

Congratulations to the following BISD campus spelling bee winners that competed in the District Spelling Bee.

Amelia - Haliyah Johnson - 5th grade

Blanchette - LaDainian Bennett - 5th grade

Caldwood - Giovanni Garcia - 3rd grade

Charlton-Pollard - Rylan Pham - 4th grade

Curtis - Ben Chen - 5th grade

Dishman - Jiya Patel - 4th grade

Fehl-Price - Kierra Andrus - 4th grade

Fletcher - Kevin Tran - 4th grade

Guess - Adyson Sqvers - 5th grade

Homer Drive - Kya Hadnot - 5th grade

Jones-Clark - Andrue Garcia - 5th grade

Martin - Akeira Collins - 5th grade

Odom - Mala Gupta - 8th grade

Pietzsch-MacArthur - Aaden Larden - 5th grade

Regina-Howell - Krishan Gupta - 5th grade

Smith - Olivia Bowman - 7th grade

Vincent - Asia Jervis - 7th grade

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