Fallston Elementary Student Wins Annual 2021 Star Spelling Bee

Fallston Elementary Student Wins Annual 2021 Star Spelling Bee
Posted on 03/29/2021

Author: Jessica Dulin


The Shelby Star recently conducted their annual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 24th in the Cleveland Community College auditorium. 


With a whole lot of nerves, 22 CCS students competed for the title of 2021 Star Spelling Bee Champion. Consisting of complicated words like “jabberwocky” and “bailiff,” each student put in their best effort to spell their word correctly and make it to the next round.


Each round brought a new group of eliminations. It took 6 complete rounds to narrow the contestants down to the final 2. Fallston Elementary’s London Cornwell and James Love Elementary’s Nazalyn Hartgrove were the last competitors standing in Wednesday's competition. 


To become the champion, the contestant needed to correctly spell their opponent’s missed word and also correctly spell a whole new word. By a flawless spelling of the words “ceramics” and “dismal,” London Cornwell took his place as the Star Spelling Bee Champion for Cleveland County Schools district. 


Cornwell will go on to compete at the national level against hundreds of other students across the United States in the Scripps National Spelling Bee later this year.


See below for a full list of 2021’s Star Spelling Bee contestants.



Bethware: Autumn Cubano


Boiling Springs: Gavin Floyd


Burns Middle: Kaidance Church 


Casar: Ella Ivey


Crest Middle: Gavin Dedmon


East: Logan Ezzell


Fallston: London Cornwell


Graham: Kendall Patterson


Grover: Maggie Green


James Love: Nazalyn Hartgrove


Jefferson: Lila Gardner


Kings Mountain Intermediate: Alexis Blackwell


Kings Mountain Middle: Sarah Eagle


Marion: Bryleigh Grayson


North: Joy Barbee


Shelby Intermediate: Aaliyah Thompson


Shelby Middle: Adryanna Hill


Springmore: Lucas Stack


Township Three: Aubrey Thomas


Union: Carrie Cabaniss


Washington: Jadiel Juarez


West: Camden Morris