Isabella Wins Again (Again)! SCISA State Champ

(article by Top Lee)

TGS eighth-grader Isabella Neubauer continued on after her last win to capture first place at the SCISA State Spelling Bee, held on on March 12 at Williamsburg Academy.  Isabella had many hard words including: ipecac, wiki-wiki, metamorphosis, lamentation, braggadocio.  Isabella was unsure about braggadocio, but she spelled it right because it was actually the font she used on her Science Fair project!  Congratulations to our Spellebrity, Isabella, and good luck in your future spelling endeavors in Washington!

Do you know what Isabella’s spelling words mean?  Try and figure out which one is which using the definitions below:

1  .annoying or exaggerated talk of someone who is trying to sound very proud or brave 2. quickly, fast  3.  dried rhizome of a South American shrub, or a drug prepared from this, used as an emetic and expectorant  4.  passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping  5. process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.

Isabella Wins Again!

On March 4, Isabella Neubauer competed in the Myrtle Beach Sun News Regional Spelling Bee and came in first place!  This is her fourth straight year, an amazing achievment.  After nine rounds of spell-offs, Isabella finally won with the word nullibicity.  If you’re wondering what that is, it’s the act or state of being nowhere–IMG_3833 - Version 2and it wasn’t even on any of the word lists that Isabella studied!  Isabella ended up having to spell two words, nullibicity and paralympics, but the competition still lasted from 6:30 to 9:00.  When asked how she handled the stress, she said, “I was really not nervous until it was my turn.” Congratulations to Isabella Neubauer for first place, fourth time in a row, and good luck at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.  This competition takes place between May 25th and 31st and can be viewed on ESPN.

Check out the great article and photo in Wednesday’s Sun News!

Regional Spelling Bee to be hosted by TGS

On January 16, hopeful students from seven South Carolina independent schools (including ours) will come to the Winyah Auditorium to participate in the 2014 SCISA Regional Spelling Bee.  We are looking forward to this event and to sharing our lovely space with faculty and students from around the area.