We belong to a homeschool group called KACHEA. Kingport Area Christan Homeschooler Education Association. They had their annual spelling bee yesterday. Charlie is naturally an excellent speller. We got the study lists, and really, just looked them over a few times over the last few weeks. I was worried about entering him as I really wasn't sure how he would do. There were 15 kids his age group-3rd grade. He did excellent! He had no problem being up on a stage in front of everyone and talking in the microphone. He ended up WINNING! WooHoo! He got a medal that said "KACHEA Spelling Bee 2012 - 1st Place" and he was beaming with excitement. I'm so proud of him.
Megan entered as well in the bee for the older kids where the winner goes on to the Regional Bee in Knoxville. She tied for 4th. She didn't really study very much so I was very proud of her for doing well. There were 16 kids in her group. We laughed because in the car she was saying that she had trouble remembering that fajitas has a j and not a g. So I told her to remember that the j is kind of like an upside down f. She got THAT word in the bee, and of course, spelled it correctly!