Tim Vincent, principal of Clinton-Rosette Middle School in DeKalb, said he came to the county spelling bee to support both DeKalb school district students competing – specifically student Kaylee Zhou, who was representing Clinton-Rosette.
Vincent said he watched Kaylee progress from the time she initially qualified for the school spelling bee, which included a written test, an invitation to the school spelling bee and then advancing to the county spelling bee. Kaylee made it to the seventh round of the county bee, and Vincent said he was thrilled to see her succeed.
“I’m proud of her, no matter what happens,” Vincent said. “She’s a great kid.”