Justin Lee, a fifth grader, at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, Holy Spirit Campus won the Montgomery County Spelling Bee on February 6. Justin successfully spelled 20 words correctly, including the championship word “verbiage” to win the competition. This is Justin’s 2nd consecutive year winning the County Spelling Bee. He will move on to the Statewide competition on March 18 in Birmingham. Justin is an avid reader, an honor roll student, and Vice President of the Student Council at Montgomery Catholic’s Holy Spirit Elementary Campus.
Montgomery Catholic was represented by 3 students from each of the eligible campuses at the County Spelling Bee. Aly Tarkowski, a seventh grader, and Charlotte Carroll, a sixth grader from the St. Bede Campus, also participated in the competition with Charlotte finishing in 3rd place. The Montgomery County Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Alabama District of Kiwanis International as a feeder for the renowned Scripps National Spelling Bee.