Bright Future: ACCS students a-c-e spelling competition

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 16, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; Fifth-grader Mac Lindsey almost tripped up on the word &8220;sneer.&8221;

&8220;I asked for a definition and a sentence,&8221; he said. &8220;I was thinking about it.&8221;

But the experience he had on the regional spelling bee stage in Brookhaven from last year pulled him through. He won it on &8220;primal&8221; after his last competitor fumbled on &8220;spinet.&8221;

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This was the Adams County Christian School student&8217;s second-year in a row to compete in the regional spelling bee.

Last year he went on to win third at state.

&8220;Last year I was a lot more nervous,&8221; he said. &8220;This year my stomach started hurting a little bit, but it was a lot easier because I wasn&8217;t as nervous.&8221;

Lindsey was one of three ACCS students to compete and place in the Brookhaven competition. Sixth-grader Kevin Campbell and eighth-grader Leah Manoley finished second in their respective categories.