Natchitoches Magnet eighth grader Hannah Carnline was the top speller from a field of 32 competitors in her school’s spelling bee. Ms. Carnline will go on to represent Natchitoches parish Saturday, March 17th (TODAY) at LSU-Shreveport for the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee. Hannah will be one of 20 spelling contestants from a 28 parish region who will be competing Saturday. That day’s winner will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. during the week of May 27th to June 1st.
Smart kids in our community doing smart things are a joy to see. The Natchitoches Parish Journal would like to commend Natchitoches Magnet’s Spelling Bee Sponsor Ms. Bobbye Estes-Akin and thank her for her hard work on behalf of her school and its children. We also wish Hannah Carnline every success in Saturday’s Spelling Bee.
There are smart, capable children in every school in the parish. With leadership, they will rise to any challenge. Next year, let us have more than one school in the Scripps Spelling Bee. Make it so!