Sunday, January 25, 2009

District Spelling Bee
















Addi was in the district spelling bee last thursday the 22nd. She and a 5th grader represented her school. There were 30 kids from all the elementary and mid high schools there to compete. She did really well for a 3rd grader, she made it to the 3rd round with only 14 kids left, and she and one other girl were the only 3rd graders still in the bee. She beat out the 5th grade boy from her school and much older kids. She missed the word "imam" which is an arabic word that she has never heard of before. Everyone in the room kind of gasped like "ooh". Anyways, if you know the word it isn't hard to spell but when you don't well it was pretty foreign to her. She spelled it imome. Anyways, we are super proud of her, especially since their isn't a list to study from and we didn't do any real prep for it. Good going Addison!!! She got her name in the local paper which she thought was really cool.

6 comments:

Taylor and Stephanie Haught said...

Way to go Addison! That is so amazing! She doesn't even look nervous standing in front of all those people. I would have been shaking like crazy!

Jamie said...

Congrats to Addy what a little smartie!!!

D Winder said...

That is so cool! She should be so proud of herself.

G said...

Go Addi! What a little brainiac. I love the fact that she beat out a 5th grader. :)

hatchbatch said...

Good job Addie! It was fun to see you last week. Here is the book info in case you want to come to our next book club. Eye of the World by Robert Jordan:)

Jake and Marie Poulter said...

OK. Maybe it was in January but it has still been so fun to read about your family! I hope you don't mind!I was thinking about you the other day and was so excited to see that you have a blog (from the Campbells blog).