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Forsyth County News
They came from Midway and Silver City. From Riverwatch and Chestatee.

From all corners of this populous county, young spellers came to compete in Forsyth County Schools’ annual spelling bee.

The event, held Jan. 23 at North Forsyth High School, brought together the 28 elementary and middle school champions for a time-honored tradition that tests vocabulary and poise under pressure.

Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to remember those old adages, such as “‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c.’”

Judi Jenkins, spelling bee coordinator, commented that “everyone was a winner.” We couldn’t agree more.

Words remain the very core of literacy. Before children can read, they must learn to spell and recognize words by sight.

Not unlike a puzzle, learning to put the letters and words together opens the gateway to knowledge and higher learning.

And how refreshing in this high-tech age — where video games and entertainment distractions abound — to see young people embrace spelling.