Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Schools Fare Well In GISA Bee

By DEBRA HALBIG, Special To The Bulletin | Published March 6, 2008

Several students from schools located in the Archdiocese of Atlanta participated in the Georgia Independent School Association Spelling Bee in February.

The first round of competition was held Feb. 7 at various locations around Georgia. Round one was a written competition devised of 110 words in which students were required to write in ink without erasing or adding any letters. Anything that was illegible was considered an error. The archdiocese was well represented at the end of round one with many students advancing on to the second round.

Rounds two and three, also written competitions, of the GISA Bee competition were held on Feb. 21 at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon. The 40 contestants from each of the round one sites competed, and the top 20 competitors moved on to round three. Again, Catholic schools were well represented at the end of the second round with eight students out of 20 advancing to the third round.

Holy Spirit Preparatory’s Todd Jones went on to win first place, with Eric Eichelberger finishing as third runner-up.