Tag: Coconino County Spelling Bee

Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

| February 12, 2019
Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dodt’s confident recitations bookended this year’s Coconino County Spelling Bee Saturday morning at Coconino High School as she secured first place, matching the number that hung around her neck throughout the hour-long competition.

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County Teacher of the Year from Flagstaff High plans to leave state. See more education stories here

| March 28, 2018
County Teacher of the Year from Flagstaff High plans to leave state. See more education stories here

One of Coconino County’s best teachers is leaving the state because he’s fed up with Arizona’s low funding for schools.

2014 Coconino Teacher of the Year Jeff Taylor announced in a March 24 letter to the editor that he and his family were leaving Flagstaff High School and the state at the end of the school year.

Taylor is the chair of the AP Academy at FHS and teaches AP chemistry and environmental science. He is also a member of the Flagstaff Education Association and has served on the salary and benefits negotiation committee for FUSD for five years.

“It wasn’t just one thing that drove us away,” he said.

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Williams’ Izzy Rushing places third at Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more education stories here

| February 14, 2018
Williams’ Izzy Rushing places third at Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more education stories here

The county’s top-spellers battled for spelling supremacy Feb. 11 at Coconino High School at the annual Coconino County Spelling Bee.

Williams Unified School District fifth grader, Iscariot “Izzy” Rushing made his second trip to the Coconino County Spelling Bee, where he took third place.

Rushing placed second at the bee last year.

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Williams fourth-grader places at Coconino Spelling Bee

| February 15, 2017
Williams fourth-grader places at Coconino Spelling Bee

The county’s top-spellers battled for spelling supremacy Feb. 11 at Coconino High School at the annual Coconino County Spelling Bee.

Williams Elementary-Middle School fourth-grader Iscariot Rushing placed second at the bee after going three rounds with San Francisco de Asis School eighth-grader Katrina Vollmer before finally going out after misspelling the word “colloquial.”

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