35 students to compete in PVSchools spelling bee


Paradise Valley Unified School District will host its annual Spelling Bee at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 in the Governing Board Room at the District Administrative Center.

In total, 35 elementary and middle school students will participate in the PVSchools Spelling Bee, according to a press release.

At the PVSchools Spelling Bee, Superintendent Dr. James P. Lee will give the opening remarks and will present trophies to the winner and runner-up.

The pronouncer of the words will be Carol Reiley, executive assistant to Dr. Jason Reynolds Instructional Support – Secondary.

Judges will be Dr. Kim Guerin, director of Elementary Education; Lynn Hoppes, curriculum specialist; and Donna Ives, a teacher at Pinnacle Peak Elementary School. The facilitator of the Spelling Bee will be Jamie Caldwell, curriculum specialist, the release stated.

The winner, runner-up and seven delegates will represent PVSchools in the Maricopa County Regional II Spelling Bee on Feb. 18 at Arcadia High School.

The event is open to the public.

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