Kaiden Byrom Places Second at State

Fourth grader Kaiden Byrom recently represented Macon East at the AISA State Spelling Bee and finished in second place. Kaiden qualified for state by winning at the District level bee at Edgewood Academy on January 19. Kaiden said her goal at state was just to get past the first round, and she made it all the way to the last word given by the judges. Bishop Stringer (8th grade) placed 2nd and Will Desmarais (5th grade) placed 3rd at District for their grade categories. All of the Macon East spelling bee winners and alternates attended the District Spelling Bee. Below is a complete list of each grade’s winners:

4th grade – Kaiden Byrom & Sara Cochran (alternate)

5th grade – Wade Desmarais & Brennan Mauney (alternate)

6th grade – Abby Ledlow & Gavin Walton (alternate)

7th grade – Will Desmarais & Max Taylor (alternate)

8th grade – Bishop Stringer & Christian Moody (alternate)

Kaiden spelling bee