Kirk, Lamkin students place 1-2 in Elementary Spelling Bee

February 5, 2021

Kirk Elementary fifth grade student Lillian Gibbs correctly spelled the word eruption in the ninth round to win the Elementary Spelling Bee on Feb. 2.
Kirk Elementary fifth grade student Lillian Gibbs correctly spelled the word eruption in the ninth round to win the Elementary Spelling Bee on Feb. 2.

Feb. 5, 2021—Kirk Elementary School fifth grade student Lillian Gibbs won first place by correctly spelling eruption in the ninth round of the annual CFISD Elementary Spelling Bee, held Feb. 2 at the Berry Center.

Lamkin Elementary School fourth grade student Aaron Vuong was the runner-up. Both Gibbs and Vuong will represent CFISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, scheduled to be held virtually on March 9.

Lamkin Elementary School fourth grade student Aaron Vuong was the runner-up of the annual CFISD Elementary Spelling Bee on Feb. 2.

Lamkin Elementary School fourth grade student Aaron Vuong was the runner-up of the annual CFISD Elementary Spelling Bee on Feb. 2.

“All of our spellers did an outstanding job and should be extremely proud of themselves,” said Stephanie Fields, elementary reading/language arts curriculum coach. “The amount of time and effort each of the students spent preparing for the District Spelling Bee was evident in their performance. Our students should be recognized for going above and beyond their everyday learning in order to strive for excellence.”

The top two spellers will qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., June 1-3. Visit https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/education/spelling-bee/ for more information.

The following campus Spelling Bee champions represented their elementary schools at the district competition:

Campus

Student Name

Grade

Adam

Cadence Callihan

5

Bane

Luna Solis

5

Bang

A’naysia Roberts

5

Birkes

Tory Tran

4

Black

Peyton Cockle

5

Copeland

Camden Bintcliffe

3

Danish

Muhammad Zayn Altaf

4

Emery

Ayanna Shorts

5

Farney

Navaneeth Sreenivasan

5

Fiest

Grace Huynh

5

Francone

Ashton Young

4

Frazier

Jacqueline Nguyen

3

Gleason     

Ryan Brown

4

Hairgrove

Willie Charles Gamble

5

Hancock

Anthony Alonso

5

Hemmenway

Jehroy Sika-Boateng

3

Holmsley

Brandon Vo

4

Horne

Kaylynn Gray

4

Keith

Prisha Gaur

5

Kirk

Lillian Gibbs

5

Lamkin

Aaron Vuong

4

Lee

Aroob Latif

5

Lieder

Addison Cates

3

Matzke

Brianna Fogle

5

McFee

Jacob Basquez

5

Metcalf

Abdul Abejide

3

Pope

Henry Kim

4

Postma

Shalini Kapoor

4

Reed

Christopher Morales

5

Rennell

Michael Nguyen

4

M. Robinson

Zarish Zeeshan

3

A. Robison

Ethan McCollister

5

Sampson

Jonathan Gigi

4

Swenke

McKenzie Hoffman

4

Tipps

Michelle Temiloluwa  Etim

5

Walker

Brendan Nguyen

3

Warner

Bhargav Sriman

5

Wells

Shreshta Pendurti

5

Willbern

Arianna Sutherland

3

Wilson

Camila Saldana

5

Woodard

Norah Rochon

4

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