Students from Community Christian School competed in the ACSI District Spelling Bee held in Houston on Jan. 18. Marlaina Delarosa placed fifth overall in the seventh grade competition. Josh Howard, who won first place in the eighth grade competition, received a gold medal, and advanced to the Spell Down competition.

Jacob Carter placed third in the sixth grade competition and also qualified for the Spell Down completion where he placed second overall out of 16. Jacob will advance to the ACSI State Spelling Bee competition to be held in Dallas in March.

Thanks go to Mrs. Sharon Monk for giving her time as the CCS Spelling Bee sponsor.

Pictured are Jacob Carter, sixth grade; Julianna Sylestine, fifth grade; Rachel Rose, fourth grade; Marlaina Delarosa, seventh grade; Ethan Meaux, third grade, and Josh Howard, eighth grade.