TJ 4th Grader Shrihari Nagarajan won the TJ spelling Bee, and then went on to win the regional Joplin Globe Spelling Bee on March 17, 2014.
Students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades participate in the TJ Spelling Bee. Five finalists from each class were selected to participate in the school bee. The TJ bee, held in January or February, consists of two bees, an elementary bee and a middle school bee.
Recent Spelling Bee winners include:
2013-2014: Savannah Dillard (MS) and Shrihari Nagarajan (LS)
2012-2013: Shannon Tewari (MS) and Savannah Dillard (LS)
2010-2011: Gabriel Hershewe (MS) and Henry White (LS)
2009-2010: Pranav Suri (MS) and Henry White (LS)
2008-2009: Suma Ancha (MS) and Pranav Suri (LS)
2007-2008: Sanjay Jenkins (MS) and Christian Atteberry (LS)
School winners represent TJ at the Annual Joplin Globe Spelling Bee held in the spring. TJ hosted this event in 2014.
Imagine, research, design, create and present your own machines, mini-buildings, stories, skits, props, and/or costumes with a team of your friends. Put it all together in your own Challenge Solution. This is Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination is an international organization with local competitions. To learn more, visit http://www.idodi.org . Commitment: Fridays after school in November and December, Spring Semester M-W-F DI elective (this is at the same time as the Middle School play elective), and some Saturday work days.