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Sumter County Spelling Bee

Date:               02/20/2020

Contact:         Colleen Habhab-Strickland

                        Sumter County Schools

                        (352) 793- 2315 x 50224


Re:  County Spelling Bee


The Sumter County Spelling Bee was held on February 20, 2020. The top students from the school spelling bees participated. The following students represented the schools:


            Devon Chappell                                  Bushnell Elementary School

            William Cleeton                                 Bushnell Elementary School

            Kyvan Caine                                       Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School

            Jamie Nichols                                      Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School

            Samiul Kader                                      South Sumter Middle School

            Hannah Weiss                                     South Sumter Middle School

            Logan Calsey                                      Webster Elementary School  

            Jaylee Mears                                       Webster Elementary School

            Abby Lacayo                                      Wildwood Elementary School

            Jakerious Strong                                 Wildwood Elementary School

            Dylan Foster                                       Wildwood Middle High School

            Ryan Harrison                                     Wildwood Middle High School

            Morgan Chandler                                Villages Charter School

            Marissa Couture                                 Villages Charter School


First place for the county was Marissa Couture.  The 1st runner up was Samiul Kader. Our alternate is Hannah Weiss. Marissa and Samiul will represent the county at the district spelling bee in Orlando in March.  Marissa, Samiul, and Hannah will be recognized at a May Sumter County School Board Meeting. Congratulations to all of the spellers who participated!


 Spelling Bee winners



Spelling Bee Winners- Superintendent Rick Shirley, Samiul Kader (1st Runner Up), Marissa Couture (Winner), and Hannah Weiss (2nd Runner Up)