J.L. Newbern Middle School

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Newbern's Spelling Bee

Newbern Middle had a successful Spelling Bee! Congratulations to the participants and winners of the spelling bee. Our first place winner was Tyler Taylor (on the left blue shirt), Dr. Ponder, NMS principal in the middle, second place Jaden Bradley (on the right), and third place Nacalvi Harris(on the left white shirt). Tyler and Jaden will continue to compete in the District Spelling Bee on January 17th at the PAC Center.

Also, a special thank you to our judges Mrs. Weatherspoon(Math & Science Academic Coach at NMS), Ms. Gaston (ELA & Social Studies Academic Coach at NMS), Mrs. Berry (Media Specialist at NMS), and Mrs. Williams(LODAC counselor), and to our caller retired educator and administrator, Mrs. Brenda Willis. A job well done to our Spelling Bee coordinator, Ms.Ditranna Walker and to all that assisted her especially all of the English Language Arts teachers and the faculty and staff at Newbern Middle School.

Thanks to the support of the administration, Newbern’s Principal, Dr. Ponder, and our 8th Grade Assistant Principal, Ms. Rutland. Additionally, we are grateful to our Community Partners in Education (CPIE) that provided food, Sam’s Club of Valdosta, Hogan’s Pharmacy and Chick-fil-A on North Valdosta Road for donating gifts to our judges and caller. Thanks to all that made it a tremendous success!spell