Volusia County District Spelling Bee Finalists Named

For Immediate Release

JANUARY 29, 2020



Volusia County District Spelling Bee Finalists Named


DELAND — The VCS district spelling bee will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The program starts at 1:00 pm in the auditorium of Atlantic High School at 1250 Reed Canal Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129. Here is a list of the winners and runner-ups who will be participating:




Burns Science & Technology

Jordyn Monter

Joseph Bellione

Campbell Middle

Zanell Parker

Mason Fitzgibbons

Chisholm Elementary

Jacob Harpstreit

Korbin Scarborough

Citrus Grove Elementary

Lyric Fitzpatrick

Allyson Bolton

Creekside Middle

Kate Thompson

Isabella Elmazi

Cypress Creek Elementary

Matheus Day

Emma Segovia

David C. Hinson Sr. Middle

Cameron Liu

Narayan Thomas

DeLand Middle

Cienna Heid

Rylee Brumsted

Deltona Middle

Michael Shubert

Richard Poffenberger

Discovery Elementary

Bryce Fonseca

Emily David

Edgewater Public

Kirsten Jackson

Ruari Voisey

Enterprise Elementary

Raven Lint

Matthew Wagnon

Esformes Hebrew Academy

Sarah Levy

Alexia Myara

Freedom Elementary

Leilah Martinez

Ahmed Makled

Galaxy Middle School

Carlos Cerrud

Nicola Almiron

George Marks Elementary

Jetro Tenerife

Kenry Bravo

Horizon Elementary

Dikshant Acharya

Cagan Wood

Indian River Elementary

Kaitlyn Ligosh

Chayse Tapp

Ivy Hawn Charter School

Lucia Green

Pearson Richards

Louise S. McInnis Elementary

Amber Bischoff

Madisen Michaud

New Smyrna Beach Middle

Lance Tiemsem

Wakeland Branz

Ormond Beach Middle

Jacob Borden

Pierce Hoobler

Osceola Elementary

Bobby Soward

Lucy Rider

Osteen Elementary

Layla Lynch

Libby Reilly

Pathways Elementary

Jack Cothern

Tej Patel

Pinetrail Elementary

Gabriel Ravenscroft

Olivia Larkin

Port Orange Elementary

Alexander Anderson

Bella Esqueda

Read Pattillo Elementary

Melanie Barker

Maliyah Williams

River Springs Middle

Nathan King

Aylaynah Smith

Silver Sands Middle

Dikshita Acharya

Meagan Gordon

South Daytona Elementary

David Gill

Gianni Van Sluytman

Southwestern Middle

Beatrice Meckley

John Ruscigno

Spruce Creek Elementary

Damon Gates

Cecelia Santiago

Sweetwater Elementary

Ethan Tobie

Kaden Villard

T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High

Isabela Cosio

Luis Procopio

Timbercrest Elementary

Matthew Hoang

Lauren Connell

Tomoka Elementary

Ashlyn Adams

Chloe Cole

Turie T. Small Elementary

John Heater

Kendrick Leconte

Volusia Pines Elementary

Mason Shanks

Chloe Strole


We will be streaming the Volusia County Schools district spelling bee live this year. You can share this link with teachers, students, family and friends:


40 elementary and middle schools in Volusia, including several private and charter schools, registered as participating Scripps National Bee schools and held school spelling bees during the month of January.

The winner from each participating school will spell in the VCS district bee and the runner-up from each school will also be recognized at the district bee. Following the rules from Scripps, students must be in 4th – 8th grade in order to participate in the spelling bee.

The winner and runner up from the VCS district bee will participate in the Orlando Sentinel Regional Bee on March 18th.  

The winner and runner up from the Orlando Bee will be invited to participate in Scripps National Bee week which runs from May 24-May 29 in Maryland where one speller from more than 11 million initial school bee participants will become the national champion.





Media Contact:

Kelly Schulz, Director

Community Information Services

Volusia County Schools

(386) 734-7190, ext. 20230