Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Adam won the Jefferson County Spelling Bee.
His next stop will be at the State Bee in March.
Click on the Brasher Girl link to see all the words he spelled.
I saw only a few that I would be sure of spelling correctly.
Birmingham News Article
Adam Brasher, 12, of Morris is Jefferson County spelling champ
Posted by Birmingham News staff February 06, 2008 3:28 PM
A 12-year-old from the north Jefferson County town of Morris was the county's top speller today in a competition in Birmingham that lasted nearly two hours.
Adam Brasher, who is in the sixth grade in Gardendale's Tabernacle Christian School, wiped his brow after correctly spelling the word "interrogative," a word with Latin roots that means requiring or seeming to require an answer from the hearer or reader.
"It's hot in here," he said at the conclusion of the 81st annual Jefferson County Spelling Bee held at the JCCEO administrative office in the former Graymont Elementary School at 300 Eighth Ave. West.
It took 43 rounds to eliminate 18 other spellers from public and private schools across the county. Contestants must not have passed the eighth grade to compete.
Gregory L. Ridgel Jr., a 9-year-old fourth grader from Birmingham's EPIC School, was runner up was.
The county spelling bee is sponsored by The Birmingham News.
Brasher will advance to the state spelling bee on March 8 at the Birmingham Museum of Art. State winners will travel to Washington for the Scripps National Spelling Bee scheduled for May 25-31.