2022 Spelling Bee

    2022 Colleton County School District Spelling Bee
    Posted on 02/02/2022

    Sixth grade Colleton County Middle School student Laila Moore was named champion of the 2022 Colleton County School District Spelling Bee on February 1, winning the event by correctly spelling the word “gimmick.”

    Laila, the daughter of Kyle and Melanie Moore, will now travel to the Spellbound! Spelling Bee competition, which will be held on March 24 North Charleston Athletics Center to compete with over thirty other top spellers from across the Lowcountry. Laila received a trophy and several gift cards to commemorate her victory.

    Fifth grade Northside Elementary School student Phaedra Payoute took second place during this year’s competition. Phaedra, the daughter of Glenn Frazier and Adria Salley, also received a trophy and gift cards as a testament to her exceptional performance in the spelling bee competition.

    Congratulations to Laila and Phaedra for their accomplishments! A full list of our CCSD spellers is included below:

    Darren Crosby, BES

    Teyonna Bryant, BES

    Laila Moore, CCMS

    Miracle Gordon, CCMS

    Marcus Goins, CES

    Adabelle Temple, CES

    Saakshiyah Kumar, FHE

    Christian Rios, FHE

    Khyla Drew, HES

    Nasir Bryan, HES

    Nasir Barrett, NES

    Phaedra Payoute, NES

    Jarius Brooks, BES Alternate

    Kylie Staton, CCMS Alternate

    Miley Victory, CES Alternate

    Samuel Witkin, FHE Alternate

    Connor Smoak, HES Alternate

    CCSD would also like to thank our word pronouncer, Anna Bright, and our judges Jimmy Hiott, Carl Coffin and Kellye Whitaker for participating in this year’s contest.