Cape Gazette

Shields student Karissa Popp advances to Scripps statewide spelling bee

Mar 07, 2014
Source: Submitted

Fifth-grade students at Shields Elementary recently participated in a schoolwide spelling bee as part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. Twelve finalists were recognized as the class winners, and one student was awarded the school title.

Karissa Popp, shown with her winning word, represented Shields at St. Mark’s March 1 to compete for an opportunity to attend the national Scripps competition. Runner-up Benjamin Sala was her alternate.


Shields Elementary School finalists in the school-wide spelling bee include in back (l-r) Parker Cole, Alexis Cosbey, Olivia Vanderslice, Cassidy Schell and Ben Sala; in front are Anthony Oscar, Jake Truitt, Julie Heffernan, Hylea Lisenby and Bella Myers. (Source: Submitted)
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