The FCPS Virtual Academy held its first annual spelling bee on December 6th. Ten students from grades 3-8 participated in the virtual bee. Steve Payne, Secondary English Supervisor, was the pronouncer. Secondary FCPS Virtual Academy English teachers Jan Jessie, Steve Bucher, and Lindsay Brady were the judges.
After nine rounds, Naima Powell (7th grader) won the Virtual Academy Spelling Bee by spelling her championship word, reveal. Grayson Whitfield (5th grader) came in 2nd place, and Isaiah Moore (3rd grader) came in 3rd place. All three students will now participate in person at the FCPS Spelling Bee at Taylor Middle School on January 22nd.