Harrisonville Middle School seventh-grader Quincy Carter will represent the Harrisonville School District at the Cass County Spelling Bee. Carter won the district spelling bee on January 27 to advance to the county competition.
The Harrisonville spelling bee is open to students in grades fourth-eighth. Each Communication Arts class at Harrisonville Middle School participated in a class spelling bee and those winners advanced to the district spelling bee. Also advancing to the district bee were the winners of the McEowen Elementary School spelling bee.
Carter won the event in 14 rounds by correctly spelling the word “contemplate.”
Eighth grader Kayla Mason was the runner-up and will compete at the Cass County Spelling Bee if Carter is unable to participate.
The Cass County Spelling Bee will be hosted by the Raymore-Peculiar School District on March 11. The winner of the county bee will participate in the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.