Students from Reynolds Elementary and Windsong Ranch Elementary competed in the Collin County Spelling Bee last week. The bee took place at Lebanon Trail High School in Frisco on Feb. 1.


Jackson Mills, a fourth grader from Windsong, made it to the second round of the competition.


“Windsong Ranch Elementary and PISD are very proud of this young man,” Windsong Elementary Principal, Kardel Miller, said. “He was a fourth grader competing against eighth graders.”


Jackson’s family along with all of the fourth grade teachers, counselors and the administration team were there to support Jackson and the other two Prosper Independent School District students.


Drew Haslam, an eighth grader from Reynolds Elementary, made it to the fourth round. Josh Hare, an eighth grade student also from Reynolds, made it to the fifth round. By the fifth round only around 15 students remained.


“Our three Prosper students did a great job,” Reynolds Elementary Assistant Principal Justin Goldman said. “It is such an exciting event and impressive to watch them stand in front of 60 other students, along with a couple hundred audience members, and withstand the bright lights and immense pressure to not make a mistake. It’s fun to watch.”


Goldman went on to express how proud the school district is of the students.


“I know all three of our students studied and put a lot of time into their success and it paid off,” Goldman said. “I’m very proud of them.”