DeSoto County Spelling Bee

DeSoto Central Middle School and Hernando Middle School

It took 17 rounds before a winner was determined. The 2020 DeSoto County Spelling Bee consisted of 4th - 8th grade students from DeSoto County Schools, Sacred Heart, and Northpoint Christian School. The students who competed at the County Spelling Bee placed first or second at their schools. All spellers were extremely impressive. The champion is DCMS student Iris Xue. The runner-up is Serena Edwards from HMS. Iris correctly spelled the word prenuptial for the win. This is a repeat for Iris. She was the DeSoto County Spelling Bee in 2019. She also placed fourth in the State Spelling Bee.  The winners are pictured with judges Sherry Anderson, Aisha Maxwell, and Carrie Speck; Master of Ceremony/Recorder Associate Supt. Van Alexander; and Spelling Bee pronouncer Dr. Jerry Floate.