Mansfield ISD Magazine Spring 2016 - Page 10

Eighth Grader Becomes Two-Time District Spelling Bee Champion I t’s a word Jeremy Pham will never forget. After successfully spelling catastrophe, the James Coble Middle School eighth grader was named the 2016 Mansfield ISD spelling bee champion. Pham, who also won the district spelling bee last year, was the last student standing out of the 35 contestants from each of the district’s elementary, intermediate, and middle schools. He said he is proud to be able to take home another winner’s trophy. Two-time district spelling bee winner Jeremy “I’m happy I was able to win because there were many tough Pham received a mounted plaque for his competitors,” said Pham. “You have to study every day for a few accomplishment. hours, and it’s best to study with flashcards to go over the words.” The district spelling bee was held Friday, Feb. 12 at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts. It was sponsored by the Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Club. MISD Athletes Take Home State Medals in Swimming and Diving F our Mansfield ISD student-athletes can now call themselves some of the best in Texas after the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet. Congratulations to the following students for bringing home a total of five state medals. M ansfield H igh • Gold: Mike Thibert II, Boys 100 Freestyle - 44.49 (Thibert also won gold in this event last year.) L ake R idge H igh L egacy H igh • Silver: Haley Yelle, Girls 200 Yard Freestyle - 1:47.69 • Silver: Haley Yelle, Girls 500 Yard Freestyle - 4:47.86 • Silver: Jeff Jameson, Boys 500 Yard Freestyle - 4:37.79 8 Mansfield School & Family • Gold: Hunter Jaynes, Boys 1 Meter Diving - 473.50