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County Spelling Bee


2680 West County Road 476

Bushnell, Florida  33513



Press Release


Date:                     March 16, 2022

Contact:               Jessica Christian, K-12 Curriculum Specialist


Re: County Spelling Bee


The Sumter County Spelling Bee was held on March 16, 2022. Students participated in class spelling bees and school-wide spelling bees before the County-wide spelling bee. The top students from the school spelling bees participated. The following students represented the schools:

Sidney Reynolds                         BES

Genevieve Bailey                        BES

Grayson Williams                        LPES 

Savannah Davin                          LPES

Jerry Lowe                                   WES

Ivan Albarran                                WES

Jaxon Fire Cloud                          WWES

Aubree Egan                                WWES

Samiul Kader                                SSMS

Emily Sclafani                               SSMS

Je’Corri Brown                              WMHS

Abigail Lacayo                              WMHS                             

Sidney Reynolds is the first place winner for Sumter County. Genevieve Bailey won second place. Sidney and Genevieve will be recognized at a Sumter County School Board meeting in May. Superintendent Rick Shirley said, “Congratulations to all of the spellers who participated in our Spelling Bee. We are all proud of your efforts and success!”


Photo: Superintendent Rick Shirley, Sidney Reynolds, Genevieve Bailey