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Nathan Hayes Wins ECSD Spelling Bee

Fifteen students from elementary and middle schools throughout the Effingham County School District gathered this past Tuesday, January 14, at the Effingham College and Career Academy to compete in the annual ECSD Spelling Bee. Each elementary and middle school was represented by students who had won first place at their respective school and/or grade level spelling bees. Second place winners were also in attendance as alternate contestants.

Congratulations to the Effingham County Spelling Bee Champion, Nathan Hayes, an 8th grade student at Effingham County Middle School. The second place speller is Andrew Peavey, an 8th grade student at Ebenezer Middle School. Nathan will represent the Effingham County School System at the District Spelling Bee taking place on February 22, 2020. Andrew will serve as the alternate representative. 


bee winners  

Pictured (L-R): ECMS Principal Tim Hood, Spelling Bee Winner Nathan Hayes Pictured (L-R): Nathan Hayes (Winner) and Andrew Peavey (2nd place)


Elementary School Representatives

 Blandford Elementary
- William Collier (5th)
- Alternate: Jaylynn Boice (5th)

Ebenezer Elementary
- Rachael Tomlinson (5th) 
- Alternate: Aiden Deskins (5th)

Guyton Elementary
- Eryn Day (4th) 
- Alternate: Bella Mauro (4th)

Marlow Elementary
- Hobie Leonard (5th)
- Alternate: Mariano Guerrero (5th)
 Rincon Elementary
- Rowan Smart (5th) 
- Alternate: Connor Forester (5th)

Sand Hill Elementary
- Ava Dupler (5th) 
- Alternate: Jacob Drayer (5th)

South Effingham Elementary
- Tyler Rewis (4th)
- Alternate: Hannah Smith (5th)

Springfield Elementary
- Haven Morgan (4th) 
- Alternate: Marley Arnsdorff (5th) 


Middle School Representatives

Ebenezer Middle
6th Grade
- Autumn Simons
- Alternate: Dylan Washburn
7th Grade 
- Hayden Kirkland
- Alternate: Rylee Tillman
8th Grade
- Andrew Peavey
- Alternate: Chase Rish
Effingham County Middle
6th Grade
- Mason Neal
- Alternate: Abbie Gay
7th Grade
- Alayna Arthur 
- Alternate: Keira Sanks
8th Grade 
- Nathan Hayes
- Alternate: Laniyah Williams
South Effingham Middle
6th Grade
- Harrison Oberg
- Alternate: Hailey Anderson
7th Grade
- Jerry Wang
- Alternate: Alejandro Higareda
8th Grade
- Jayce Wilson
- Alternate: Victoria Ergle