CULLMAN – Thirteen seventh-grade students from St. Bernard Middle School competed Jan. 14 for the opportunity to represent the school at the Cullman County Spelling Bee Tournament next month.
After six rounds, Luis Garcia, of Cullman, remained standing to claim the title of Spelling Bee Champion, correctly spelling the words ‘serpentine,’ and then ‘inclement.’
Classmate Kathleen George of Hanceville was runner-up.
Also competing were Alex Lewis, Lola Ijebor, John David Grey, David Dejesus, Logan Crawford, Jackelyn Arteaga, Daniel Bamberry, Francis Mami, Sara Barck, Anna Beth Guthery and Hudson Puckett.
Garcia is the son of Luis and Sandra Garcia of Cullman. He will represent St. Bernard in the county tournament at Temple Baptist Church on Feb. 1.
Find out more about St. Bernard Prep at http://www.stbernardprep.com/.