spelling bee winner Garner SpainJES held its third annual Spelling Bee on November 13th, 2018. Third grader Garner Spain bested 31 other spellers to become this year’s champion. Last year’s runner up, fourth grader Ryan McIntire, repeated in second place and second grader Gautham Renjith finished in third. Congratulations to these spellers, along with all of our contestants listed below.

Adolfo Acosta Gautham Renjith Kyra Thompson Ryan McIntire
Aiden Findley Gavin Cook Layla Najafabadi Sebastian Burgess
Angel Yoder Harshitha Kandothillam Layla White Sophie Hurlburt
Anijah Mclemore Henry Slusser Lindsay McGee Sophie Spain
Avalon Hurt Ivin Jino Matias Morales Sujata Bharadwaj
Emilio Ortiz Jane Grayson Omolade Buraimoh Swara Khonde
Gabriel Dominguez Jillian Grimes Polina Vrzheshch Trevin Jackson
Garner Spain Kathryn Wade Rodney Northington Za’marion Waters