For the second year in a row, Dr. Linda Holt, professor and chairman of the Department of English, and Dr. Jon Roebuck, member of the Board of Trustees and pastor of Woodmont Baptist Church, moderated the annual spelling bee at Carter-Lawrence Elementary Math and Science Magnet School.
Holt has a long-standing relationship with Carter-Lawrence as a service-learning partner, and Roebuck has a keen interest in education at all levels. The spelling bee is coordinated by Carter-Lawrence Media Specialist Jana Whittle. Judges included past principals Melba Meriweather and Ruth Beaman; and the Carter-Lawrence Parent Teacher Organization provided trophies. Forty fourth graders were given the opportunity to participate in the competition based upon recommendations from their classroom teachers.