Greensboro Student Dylan Ege is 2021 Spelling Bee Winner

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The top three spellers from each of the county’s five elementary schools came together in the fall to compete in the Annual Countywide Spelling Bee for fifth graders. Dylan Ege from Greensboro Elementary emerged as the first place winner; Ridgely Elementary student Madison Kellner won second place; and Norman Villacorta, also from Ridgely Elementary, took third place.

Prior to the countywide event, each elementary school conducted their own spelling bee. The first, second, and third place winners were then eligible to complete in the countywide contest. Each school also designated their fourth place winner as an alternate if needed.

After cancelling the event in 2020 due to the pandemic, organizers were able to resume the Spelling Bee with strict protocols in place. Contestants were limited to two guests each, with everyone masked and distanced. The event was livestreamed so other family, school staff, and friends were able to watch.

The event is now in its 44th year and sponsored by the organization Teachers Can Help (TCH).  The top three winners receive monetary awards, and the first place student receives a plaque to be displayed in their school.

All contestants competing:

Denton Elementary:

  • Adam Tajik
  • Rowan Clemens
  • Sloan Willey

Federalsburg Elementary:

  • Gerardo Infante Reyes
  • Alicia Carder
  • Zoe Durindo

Greensboro Elementary:

  • Dylan Ege
  • Jamal Copeland
  • Astrid Carreto

Preston Elementary:

  • Sammy Angeloni
  • Lailah Morris
  • Antonio Brooks

Ridgely Elementary:

  • Madison Kellner
  • Gwyn Harper
  • Norman Vargas Villacorta