SCISA Spelling Bee Recap - NCS Student Headed to State!


NCS 3rd grader Virginia Wickiser (front, center) qualified for the SCISA State Spelling Bee. She is pictured with her other classmates that represented NCS.

“P-R-E…could you give me the origin?” is a great example of what New Covenant students spent the day hearing during the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) regional Spelling Bee held at Laurens Academy.

On Thursday, January 14th, our school sent 12 of its finest spellers to compete in this annual SCISA event, which hosted many other independent schools from the Upstate. Prior to the event, students were given lists of words from many different origins to study in preparation for their time in the “spotlight”. The atmosphere was calm and serious as students approached the microphone, listened to the caller enunciate their word, and spelled their word with confidence.

Our students’ diligence to studying certainly paid off as NCS had numerous students make it through several rounds of the competition, and one student, 3rd grader Virginia Wickiser, advance to the SCISA State Spelling Bee because she was a finalist at her grade level. Way to go Virginia and congrats to all the spellers who represented our school so well.