Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spelling Bee Results

At the spelling bee I had a lot of fun. I was number 122. There was 212 people competing so I had to wait awhile for my first word. My first word was the word "brawl." I spelled it right. I was happy. After that I found out that the speaker goes to my church. That was pretty cool. My next word was "relevant." I spelled that right too. After round two we got cookies and punch. Then we went back to the spelling bee. My next word was "ductile." I thought I would get it wrong but I got it right. Then I got "alliteration." I spelled that right too. My next word I got wrong. It was the word "corps." It sounds like the word core so that is how I spelled it. I wasn't mad. I got 25th place out of 212. It was against fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders and I am only in fifth. My teacher said that was good. We left early so we didn't find out who won. I had a lot of fun and that is all that matters.

13 comments:

Rachael said...

Wow! Those were hard words. You did great. I got your email, and I'm going to go to your mom's site at Reece's Rainbow and donate the $8 I promised you there, so be sure and have your mom give you credit for that -- you earned it!

Emily said...

I would have spelled corps wrong too. And I'm in 7th grade. I'm not even sure I can spell,um- please hold on a second- ductile. You did good!!! Keep on practicing and maybe you'll make it next year!

Mary said...

Wow, congratulations! That's awesome that you did so well especially with people who were older than you.

Tina in CT said...

You did very well and a lot of the kids were in higher grades so you should feel very proud of yourself! You also had the right attitude. Congrats!

They should have used the word in a sentence.

Teri C said...

Julia, you did great!! I always thought the word was used in a sentence also so you could get the meaning.

I know you learned a lot with this experience and next year you will do even better. Sometimes you need to get your feet wet to see what it is all about.

You can feel very good about yourself with this spelling bee.

Kelli said...

WOW, congrats, totally cool. Great job. Great attitude!

Kristen said...

That's WONDERFUL! I competed in the State spelling bee in Fresno when I was in the 7th grade. I don't think that I even did as well as you did! You should be proud of yourself.

Connie said...

Excellent job! And it sounds like you had a busy and entertaining day. You had a tricky word. It's good when you mess up a word that is tricky, and not one you just forgot! I often get 'separate' wrong.. it is silly, but I am convinced it should be seperate! Wrong!

AdoptaMama said...

Great job! Very impressive for a fifth grader.
I totally remember getting "corps" wrong on a spelling test, probably in 5th or 6th grade. I spelled it exactly the same way you did. Funny, huh?

hadassahrose said...

Wow! You did awesome! I don't know if I even would have been able to spell some of the words that you got right (I've never been the best at spelling). 25th out of 212 is great, though - really great! Way to go! :)

June Berger said...

Awesome! I think I would have been out after the second or third word.... ;o) Good job.

joeks said...

Way to go!
You have three more years to try again. My oldest daughter won county and got to go to our state bee her 7th and 8th grade years, and actually placed 3rd in state the first trip. So I'm sure rooting for you these next few years!
But mainly, just keep having fun--that's the most important!

Nicki said...

I would have spelled Corps wrong too. I was actually in AmeriCorps, and half the time I was there, I pronounced it Ameri-Corpse (like a dead body corpse) because thats how it looks to me! Anyway, congratulations on being such a good speller and such a good sport!