Mobile, AL – The 2012 New Horizons Credit Union Mobile County Spelling Bee, presented by the GoDaddy.com Bowl, was held Friday, February 3, 2012, at Bishop State’s Baker-Gaines Central Campus Auditorium. More than sixty elementary and middle school students from public, private, and parochial schools participated in the contest. New Horizons Credit Union provided gift bags to each local school participant and trophies and cash rewards to the first, second, and third place winners and lunch was provided by Jimmy Johns.
After a nail-biting spell-down, Santana Suon, a 6th grade student at Causey Middle School, became the 2012 New Horizons Credit Union Mobile County Spelling Bee Champion, winning the battle with the word “drapery”. The second place winner was St. Luke’s Episcopal School 8th-grader, Sarah Taylor and the third place winner was St. Paul’s Episcopal School 7th-grader, Daniel Lane.
Suon will participate in the Alabama Spelling Bee at Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, Alabama on March 10, 2012. Adventure Travel, the state sponsor, will send the Alabama winner to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Scripps National Spelling Bee Week begins May 27, 2012, and concludes June 1, 2012.
For more information about the New Horizons Credit Union Mobile County Spelling Bee or the GoDaddy.com Bowl, please visit www.GoDaddyBowl.com or call the GoDaddy.com Bowl office at 251-635-0011.