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MMS 6th grader wins RCPS Virtual Spelling Bee 2022, EMS student runner-up
Photo of Amari Clarke and Mykell Perciwall and confetti and cartoon image of bee, image says "Amari Clarke (MMS) RCPS Spelling Bee 2022 Winner, Mykell Perciwall (EMS) RCPS Spelling Bee 2022 Runner-Up"January 28, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 RCPS Virtual Spelling Bee winner, Amari Clarke of Memorial Middle School, and to the runner-up, Mykell Perciwall of Edwards Middle School!

It was a middle school sweep as these two sixth graders went head to head in the final rounds of the district Spelling Bee, held virtually on Friday, January 28, 2022. In the final rounds, after Mykell stumbled on the word "derrick," Amari went on to correctly spell "Montmorency" (a type of cherry) and "Cantonese" to win the first place trophy. 

Amari will advance to the next regional level Bee, with Mykell serving as the alternate.

A big round of applause for all our smart spellers at the district and school-level Spelling Bees! All the district Bee participants and their alternates were the top spellers at each of their schools.

Thank you to all the organizers, parents, teachers, and personnel who made this competition possible!

RCPS Virtual Spelling Bee 2022 Participants
(listed in their randomly drawn Spelling Bee order):

Mykell Perciwall (EMS)
Nathaniel Warren (BES)
Golda Annor (FSE)
Jvea Jones (SCE)
Zane Moore (LES)
Tahi Lindsay (HTE)
David Sainte-Juste (SES)
Toan Do (DMS)
Kevin Benitez (JHH)
Amari Clarke (MMS)
Cameron Gresham (CJH)
Shamiya Reynolds-Blount (PSE)
Carl Phillips (PCE)
Zoey Bush (HCE)
Daniel Giles (CMS).

Image of Amari Clarke and trophy, image says "1st place winner Amari Clarke Memorial Middle School"

Image of Mykell Perciwall and trophy, says "Runner Up Mykell Perciwall, Edwards Middle School"

Image with screenshot of virtual meeting with student particpants and adult organizers' faces, says "RCPS Guest Judges, Participants, and Team!"