Youngs Grove Elementary School recently crowned a new Spelling Bee Champion. Kambree Crenshaw, fifth grade student, won the Spelling Bee by correctly spelling precursor in the 17th round of the competition. Kason Zuker, fourth grade student, was named runner-up. Kambree and Kason battled for ten rounds as the final two spellers, correctly spelling words such as quashed, auction, gnarled, and paisley, until only Kambree remained. Kambree will represent Youngs Grove in the Polk School District Spelling Bee.
Participants in the YGES Spelling Bee were all winners in their classroom spelling bees. Fourth grade participants were Trace Baker, Carson Branch, Dailyn Calhoun, Melanie Garcia, Mikalah Hoxie, Tydon Huckaby, Jackson Kemp, Peyton Ledbetter, Malachi Macedonia, Jay O'Neal, Hannah Pruitt, Jaycee Robinson, Ester Sanchez, Patricia Segura, Caitlin Staib, Christine Tatum, and Kason Zuker. Fifth grade participants were Waylon Bevins, Trantham Canania, Kambree Crenshaw, Faith Head, Maggie Hooie, John Alvin Kelley, Makenzie Liepelt, Jacqueline Lucas, Adelyn Lyles, Da'Najia Lynch, Ella Purser, Levi Stegall, Mackenzie Terry, Braxton Whisenant, and Anthony Wilson.