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Springfield 5th Grader Jaylon Dunlap Recognized as 2019 Spelling Bee Champion


The Springfield Finalist Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, January 24th. Students in 2nd - 5th grade competed for the title of 2019 Springfield Spelling Champion. In the end, 5th grader Jaylon Dunlap was crowned the 2019 Springfield Spelling Bee Champion. After spelling his championship word of “recognition”, Jalon received a standing ovation from students, parents, and staff in attendance.

“Our purpose of having a spelling bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives,” Springfield GT Teacher & Spelling Bee Coordinator Katlyn Greer stated.

In the picture above, (left to right) Springfield Spelling Coach Anne Glawe, 3rd grade winner Trace Parris, 5th grader Eli Brown, Spelling Bee Champion Jaylon Dunlap, Springfield Spelling Bee Coordinator Katlyn Greer, and Springfield Spelling Bee Judge Johnathan L. Graves.