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Georgia’s best spellers continue march toward state championship

For Immediate Release                                                      February 16, 2018

ATLANTA – Young spellers throughout Georgia are approaching the next-to-the-last leg in the journey to crown Georgia’s 2018 spelling champion.  “The Region level Bees are just as exciting, if not more so in some cases, as the state championship,” said Dr. Sid Chapman, president of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE).  “It’s pins and needles from this point out.”

Chapman says that from the start of the individual school Bees last month, every winner along the way is a champion, whether representing his or her local public, home, charter, or private school.  “The Bees not only help students in their spelling and reading, but they also teach our children about competition and how to both win and lose graciously,” he said.  “Win or lose, these are lessons they will carry with them throughout their lives.”  He is quick to point out that there are no losers because every child who simply studies for a Bee bolsters his or her spelling acumen. 

Attached is a list of the site information for the Region Bees.  All Region bees will take place on February 24, 2018, at 10 a.m.  The winners and runners-up from each Region Bee will vie for the state championship on March 16, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, GA located at 300 North Bond Street, Plains, GA 31780, 229-824-4104.

GAE Region Bee Information