The Suwannee County School District held the 2019 District Spelling Bee on January 25, 2019 at the District Office.

The following students represented their school for the competition:

Taylar Smith – Branford High School

Courtney Williams – Suwannee Middle School

Jordan Coombs – Suwannee Intermediate School

Ethan McCall – Branford Elementary School

Darrin Christian Baldwin – Melody Christian Academy

Cassie Clay - Westwood Christian Academy

Clay defeated Smith in the eighth round of the spelling bee.

Clay will represent the SCSD at the 75th Annual First Coast Regional Spelling Championship on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., at the Jacksonville University Swisher Theatre.

The Regional Spelling Championship will be televised on Channel 4 WJXT and live streamed on

To see all the photos from the Spelling Bee, click here.