Our spelling bee is part of an educational promotion sponsored by the E.W. Scripps Company in conjuction with over 230 newspapers around the world. The purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. The winner of the school spelling bee is sent on to represent our school at the Hinds County Spelling Bee. The winner of the Hinds County Spelling Bee will then participate in the Statewide Spelling Bee. The winner of the statewide competition then goes on to compete at the national level. The spelling bee is now coordinated by Linda Gibbs.