Saturday, April 21, 2012
S is for Spelling Bee
Spelling bees have been my most favorite competition ever! I remember in first grade when I first started spelling bees. It was quite embarrassing actually because I misspelled the word "pull"... I spelled it "pool". One of the things that was also ridiculing was the spelling bee in 4th grade. I made it to the county bee and I got out on the first round! I misspelled "recipe"! How pathetic is that!? When I look back at it it's pretty funny but at the time it was horrible. Then in 5th grade I reached a huge milestone. I did go to the county bee and I won! It was total redemption from the last bee! A couple of weeks later I went to the state bee and that... well I didn't do too hot. I passed the first round with "nightingale" and then the second round sucked, I misspelled "morgue". The next few years were absolutely suckish because I didn't make it to state. And then eighth grade arrived and it was the last year I was eligible to compete. My initial goal was to make it to the national bee and I would be content. To make a long story short I didn't make it. I misspelled "satori" and thus ending my spelling bee competition. But on the bright side I made it to the third round! That's my story with the spelling bee, from 1st grade all the way to 8th grade. So yeah... my spelling bee journey was a mixture of heartbreaking losses and glorifying victories. I must hear your spelling bee stories!