On April 26, 2017, Pinewood hosted the annual area spelling bee attended by Briarwood Academy, Citizens Christian Academy, First Presbyterian Christian Academy, John Hancock Academy, Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Solid Rock Academy, Solid Rock Christian Academy, Twiggs Academy, and PCA. Each school brought two students per grade, and spellers competed in single elimination rounds.
Pinewood’s Brantley Dutton (1st grade) and Bradley Hearn (5th) won first place; and Tyler Trimm (2nd), Banks Hearn, (3rd), Grayson Swindell (8th), Vivian McLendon (9th), and Milligan Williams (11th) placed second. Congratulations to these students and all Pinewood’s spellers!
By Milligan Williams, junior