This year’s top speller in Chesterfield County Public Schools is Grace, a seventh-grader at Robious Middle. She won the countywide spelling bee on Feb. 2. The spelling bee runner-up is Madison, an eighth-grader at Bailey Bridge Middle.
The spelling bee lasted 11 rounds, with only Grace and Madison left standing at the start of round 9. Madison spelled idiosyncratic, then Grace spelled echelon, then Madison misspelled desiccate. Grace correctly spelled sanctimonious, then chihuahua to win. She will represent Chesterfield County Public Schools in the regional spelling bee on March 12.
In addition to Grace and Madison, these students represented their schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools spelling bee: