The Iredell-Statesville Schools District Spelling Bee was held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Mac Gray Auditorium, located on the campus of Statesville High School. The bee lasted 29 rounds. The championship round sealed the deal and Aryan Malhotra from Mount Mourne School was declared the winner. Brandon Deberardinis from Lakeshore Elementary was the runner-up.
Malhotra will advance to the regional level of competition held at the Milton Rhodes Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on March 26, 2017. If for some reason the winner cannot attend, the I-SS District Spelling Bee runner-up will attend the competition.
Congratulations to Aryan Malhotra, Brandon Deberardinis and each school representative for their accomplishments. We are so proud of each of these students.