CrossPointe seventh-grader Kendra Neill finished in first place at the 2013 White County Spelling Bee. Neill won in the 34th round of the contest, correctly spelling “legislatorial” to earn the top spot among the 79 entrants from throughout White County. Neill received a trophy and a $100 prize, and her name will be placed on a plaque that CrossPointe will display until next year’s contest. She also earned a spot to compete in the state bee in Conway on March 2nd.
This was the first year that CrossPointe competed in the county spelling bee. Wendy Neill, Kendra’s mother, organized a school spelling bee last fall and worked to prepare the entrants to the county bee.
In addition to Neill, CrossPointe was represented by Scarlett Leckie of Searcy, who finished in 7th place, and Alaina Headley of Cabot. A group of CrossPointe students and faculty attended the county bee to support the three girls and to enjoy this historic day for the school.