Winners of the Macon County Spelling Bee


Central Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row - Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Amy Phelps, NCTC; Gena Nash, Central Elementary Teacher. Front Row - Sa’niyah Wilson, Champion; Kyleigh Lawrence, 2nd Place; and Tanner Gilmore, 3rd Place.


Lafayette Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row - Amy Phelps, NCTC; Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; and Tori Marsh, Lafayette Elementary Teacher. Front Row - Valerie Kirby, 2nd Place; Jacob Hunt, Champion; and Kaydence Walrond, 3rd Place.


Macon County Jr. High School Pictured (L to R): Back Row - Tiffany Clariday, MCJHS Asst. Principal; Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; Amy Phelps, NCTC; and Natalie Kirby, MCJHS Teacher. Front Row - Makinley Smith, Champion; Layne Wix, 2nd Place; and Ben Tuttle, 3rd Place.


Red Boiling Springs Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row - Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Michael Owens, RBS Elementary School Principal; Ashley Bartley, RBS Elementary School Teacher; Laura Hooten, RBS Elementary School Teacher; and Amy Phelps, NCTC. Front Row - Tequila Hatcher, Champion; Eli Brown, 2nd Place; and Jadon Halliburton, 3rd Place.


Red Boiling Springs Jr. High School Pictured (L to R): Back Row - Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Amy Phelps, NCTC; and Deborah Windsor, Red Boiling Springs Jr. High School Teacher. Front Row - Leah Rich, Champion; Graycee West, 2nd Place; and Andralyn McGee, 3rd Place.


Westside Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row - Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; Amy Phelps, NCTC; Nikki Hesson, Westside Elementary School Teacher; and Angela Marshall, Westside Elementary School Principal. Front Row - Michaela Brawner, 2nd Place; Shane Kendall, Champion; and Aaliah Graves, 3rd Place.


Shawn Carter, Supervisor of Instruction with the Macon County School System stated, “I would like to thank the following for their contributions during this year’s spelling bee. The following businesses and organizations furnished awards or prizes for the winners: Macon Bank & Trust, Citizens Bank, North Central Telephone Cooperative, the Lafayette Lions Club, the Macon County Chronicle, and the Macon County Times.

“We would also like to recognize the spelling bee committee who helped to organize the event at their school. They are: Gena Nash, Tori Marsh, Natalie Kirby, Cindy Bohanan, Nikki Hesson, Deborah Windsor, Ashley Bartley, and Laura Hooten.”

Central Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Amy Phelps, NCTC; Gena Nash, Central Elementary Teacher. Front Row – Sa’niyah Wilson, Champion; Kyleigh Lawrence, 2nd Place; and Tanner Gilmore, 3rd Place.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_Central-2.jpgCentral Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Amy Phelps, NCTC; Gena Nash, Central Elementary Teacher. Front Row – Sa’niyah Wilson, Champion; Kyleigh Lawrence, 2nd Place; and Tanner Gilmore, 3rd Place.

Lafayette Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Amy Phelps, NCTC; Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; and Tori Marsh, Lafayette Elementary Teacher. Front Row – Valerie Kirby, 2nd Place; Jacob Hunt, Champion; and Kaydence Walrond, 3rd Place.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_LES-2.jpgLafayette Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Amy Phelps, NCTC; Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; and Tori Marsh, Lafayette Elementary Teacher. Front Row – Valerie Kirby, 2nd Place; Jacob Hunt, Champion; and Kaydence Walrond, 3rd Place.

Macon County Jr. High School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Tiffany Clariday, MCJHS Asst. Principal; Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; Amy Phelps, NCTC; and Natalie Kirby, MCJHS Teacher. Front Row – Makinley Smith, Champion; Layne Wix, 2nd Place; and Ben Tuttle, 3rd Place.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_MCJHS-1.jpgMacon County Jr. High School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Tiffany Clariday, MCJHS Asst. Principal; Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; Amy Phelps, NCTC; and Natalie Kirby, MCJHS Teacher. Front Row – Makinley Smith, Champion; Layne Wix, 2nd Place; and Ben Tuttle, 3rd Place.

Red Boiling Springs Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Michael Owens, RBS Elementary School Principal; Ashley Bartley, RBS Elementary School Teacher; Laura Hooten, RBS Elementary School Teacher; and Amy Phelps, NCTC. Front Row – Tequila Hatcher, Champion; Eli Brown, 2nd Place; and Jadon Halliburton, 3rd Place.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_RBSElem-2.jpgRed Boiling Springs Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Michael Owens, RBS Elementary School Principal; Ashley Bartley, RBS Elementary School Teacher; Laura Hooten, RBS Elementary School Teacher; and Amy Phelps, NCTC. Front Row – Tequila Hatcher, Champion; Eli Brown, 2nd Place; and Jadon Halliburton, 3rd Place.

Red Boiling Springs Jr. High School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Amy Phelps, NCTC; and Deborah Windsor, Red Boiling Springs Jr. High School Teacher. Front Row – Leah Rich, Champion; Graycee West, 2nd Place; and Andralyn McGee, 3rd Place.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_RBSJr-1.jpgRed Boiling Springs Jr. High School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Beverly Birdwell, Macon Bank & Trust; Amy Phelps, NCTC; and Deborah Windsor, Red Boiling Springs Jr. High School Teacher. Front Row – Leah Rich, Champion; Graycee West, 2nd Place; and Andralyn McGee, 3rd Place.

Westside Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; Amy Phelps, NCTC; Nikki Hesson, Westside Elementary School Teacher; and Angela Marshall, Westside Elementary School Principal. Front Row – Michaela Brawner, 2nd Place; Shane Kendall, Champion; and Aaliah Graves, 3rd Place.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_Westside-1.jpgWestside Elementary School Pictured (L to R): Back Row – Doug Haehl, Citizens Bank; Amy Phelps, NCTC; Nikki Hesson, Westside Elementary School Teacher; and Angela Marshall, Westside Elementary School Principal. Front Row – Michaela Brawner, 2nd Place; Shane Kendall, Champion; and Aaliah Graves, 3rd Place.
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