2013 APS District Spelling Bee

On February 7th, the Atlanta Public Schools District Spelling Bee was hosted at Gideons Elementary School. The APS Spelling Bee is sponsored annually by the Atlanta Association of Educators (AAE), with Ramon Reeves as President and Martha Henderson as the Spelling Bee Coordinator. Congratulations to the winners of the APS Spelling Bee who will advance to the Georgia Association of Educator Distinct Spelling Bee on February 23rd!

“We wish you the best of luck and look forward to you advancing to the state and national level finals,” says Martha Henderson, Spelling Bee Coordinator.


The winners of the 2013 APS Spelling Bee:

  • 1st Place- Theo Weimar, Mary Lin Elementary
  • 2nd Place – Sydney Ragland, Young Middle
  • 3rd Place – Amanda Stevens, Sutton Middle
  • 3rd Place – Wen Lu, Beecher Hills Elementary

Schools that participated in the 2013 APS Spelling Bee:

  • Bethune Elementary
  • Beecher Hills Elementary
  • Boyd Elementary
  • Gideons Elementary
  • Charles Drew Charter
  • Continental Colony Elementary
  • Dobbs Elementary
  • Garden Hills Elementary
  • Grove Park Intermediate
  • Heritage Academy
  • Young Middle
  • Hope-Hill Elementary
  • Kipp Ways Academy
  • Fain Elementary
  • Mary Lin Elementary
  • M. Agnes Jones Elementary
  • Miles Elementary
  • Morningside Elementary
  • Sarah Smith Elementary
  • Sutton Middle
  • Town Elementary
  • Usher Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Finch Elementary


“Spelling bees offer an opportunity for students to exhibit their proficiency in the art of spelling,” says Martha Henderson. “We watched as you demonstrated your ability to decipher new and challenging words. On behalf of the Atlanta Association of Educators and President Ramon Reeves, we would like to congratulate all of the students who participated in APS District Spelling Bee. You are winning representatives from each of the Atlanta Public Schools across the district. Your journey did not end last week because you are proficient spellers.

“The Atlanta Association of Educators takes pride in hosting and coordinating the District Spelling Bee,” says AAE President Ramon Reeves. “We applaud each student and school who participated in the event at the school level and at the district level.  I greatly appreciate the AAE Spelling Bee Chairperson, Mrs. Martha Henderson, for the hard work she and her committee put into ensuring the Spelling Bee was successful.  Also, I would like to publicly thank Ms. Wanda Harmon, Principal of Gideons Elementary, for allowing the Spelling Bee to be at her school and assisting the chairperson.”

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  1. Congratulations to Sydney Ragland of Young MS! You have made us all proud. keep up the great work!

  2. Theo you rock! We are so proud that you are representing Mary Lin Elementary at these events. Best of luck in your next challenge.

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