Claire Bomberger and Jamie Roth

Claire Bomberger 3rd-Grade 1st Place Jamie Roth 7th-Grade Runner-Up

PRESS RELEASE – January 26, 2018

On January 25, 2018, the Fluvanna Middle School media center was buzzing with students spelling words such as clandestine and pestiferous. The events leading up to last night’s winning word started last fall when each grade held spelling competitions and advanced the top students in their grade to the Fluvanna County, Scripps Spelling Bee. The top two winners will move on to represent Fluvanna County in the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Daily Progress, to be held at Albemarle High School on March 3, 2018. The winner of the Spelling Bee at Albemarle High School will be invited to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.

This year, for the first time, 3rd and 4th-grade students participated in the District Bee. To our delight, we are pleased to report that Ms. Claire Bomberger, a 3rd-grade student from Carysbrook Elementary won the honors of being named the 2018 Fluvanna County Spelling Bee Champion. Equally impressive with her word knowledge is our runner-up Ms. Jamie Roth from Fluvanna Middle school. We wish them the best of luck as they move on to represent Fluvanna County.

“The competition amongst the students was exciting and intense to watch as students went through rounds to determine first and second place. Our school division is blessed to have the support from our community, teachers, and volunteers that helped to make this tournament a success,” stated Jill Dahl, Director of Elementary Instruction for Fluvanna County, who worked to organize the District Bee.

This year’s participants were as follows:

Name Grade Name Grade
Claire Bomberger 3rd Cody Peck 5th
Anna Broxon 5th Alexis Perry 6th
Caden Harris 5th Kessler Potter 6th
Ciara Henson 6th Ethan Ritchey 5th
Conner Jefferies 6th Jamie Roth 7th
Maya Knisley 7th Bela Varga 5th
Christian Lambert 6th Emma Ward 7th
Amelia Moore 4th