Neha Kodali is the runner up and Max Ding the winner of Grahamwood’s Spelling Bee (l-r).
Organized by CLUE teacher Laura Wilson, Grahamwood Elementary School held its annual Spelling Bee on Friday, January 18th. The 4th and 5th grade competitors were cheered on by parents, grandparents, friends, and classmates. This year’s winner was Max Ding (5th grade) from Greg Birdsell’s class with Neha Kodali from Allison Martin’s (5th grade) class earning runner up. The winning word was dissertation. Max qualified to participate in the next round at the University of Memphis. The winner of this contest will advance to the 2019 Shripps National Championship in metro Washington, D.C. “We are proud of all of the students who practiced and participated in the Spelling Bee,” stated Principal Johnson. “All of us at Grahamwood Elementary wish Max the best as he moves on to compete at the next level.”