Archive for month: December, 2015
Congratulations to Jessica Shi, 8th grader. She did an outstanding job on her poster.
Our HMS Spelling Bee was a great success. Our spellers were absolutely amazing.
Thanks to our judges: Mrs. Sharp, Mrs. East, and Mrs. Poe
Our winners were:
1st place – Kieran Barre (8th grade)
2nd place – Trinity Patterson (7th grade)
3rd place – Sam Kiser (6th grade)
Kieran will represent Hornsby at the Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee in February. It’ll be televised on WHRO, so be sure to watch.
December 2 – 4, 2015 the Lois Hornsby German students competed in an international online vocabulary competition sponsored by ‘thisislanguage.com’. Much like a spelling bee, students had to know German words and be able to spell them correctly under time pressure, competing online against students from England and the US. They were matched against competitors from 107 US schools and 105 in the UK.
At the end of the 54 hour competition, Hornsby’s German Students had earned 1st place among all the schools competing in German.
Two students also placed in the top 10 individually:
- Sonya Woo, 8th grade, German 1B, 5th place overall
Varnum Bayless, 7th grade, German 1A, 9th place overall