PCSD Spelling Bee

The 55th Annual PCSD Spelling Bee Competition was held Wednesday, February 14, with Brady Pinkerton taking home the champion's trophy after spelling "kudos" in the final round. Earning the runner-up spot was Tristan Schultz. Click here to view the competition.

Superintendent, Dr. Rick Surrency, shared his appreciation for the schools and students who participated. Sarajean McDaniel, Executive Director of Leadership Development, shared the event rules and shared our gratitude to the Flagg family who generously sponsor the PCSD Spelling Bee each year. Dr. Melanie Brown, Senior Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer of St. Johns River State College, served as the pronouncer. Judges were Sandra Gilyard, Karen Hughes, and Holly Pickens.

Congratulations to each of the school level winners who participated in today's competition:

Brady Pinkerton, Browning-Pearce Elementary
Connor Redburn, Crescent City Jr-Sr High School
Alissa More, James A. Long Elementary
Amburli Moses, Kelley Smith Elementary
Katherine Semmes, Melrose Elementary
Branden Wilson, Middleton-Burney Elementary
Josy Feng, Moseley Elementary
Bella Carrier, Ochwilla Elementary
Tristan Schultz, Putnam Academy of Arts & Sciences
Noah Thompson, Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Elementary
Willow Young, Q.I. Roberts Jr-Sr High

Pictured here with the participants are Rev. Karl Flagg, Karla Flagg-Wright, and Terricena Flagg, along with Dr. Rick Surrency.

The final round of competition.

Champion, Brady Pinkerton and Runner-Up, Tristan Schultz.