DCS Student Participates in ACSI National Spelling Bee

DCS Student Participates in ACSI National Spelling Bee

Dayton Christian Middle School eighth grader Joanne Fan participated in the Association of Christian Schools International Spelling Bee earlier this month in Washington, DC.

“I am thankful to God that I had fun spelling,” said Fan, “even though I missed the word ‘sanguine.’ However, praise God, I felt honored to represent Dayton Christian and be there in Washington, DC and meet other people with God-given talents to spell.”

Fan qualified for the national bee when she placed third at the regionals at Indiana Wesleyan University on March 17. She was involved in a tiebreaker for third and secured her spot at the national competition when she correctly spelled the word “axolotl.” (In case you’re wondering, an axolotl is a Mexican salamander. I looked it up – I didn’t recognize the word either!)

Fan studied the official ACSI list of words by herself to prepare for both competitions. The next step was to be quizzed by her brother and parents. Finally, she looked through the dictionary to study the unpublished words.

Dayton Christian School is proud of your efforts to make it all the way to the national spelling bee, Joanne! May God continue to bless you as you honor Him with your gifts!