Team: 16U Elite
School: Church Hill Academy
Player grade: 10th grade
School basketball coach: Tim Maye
Most recent academic accomplishment: JaVon has been selected to attend an all-expenses paid trip to the 2022 Global Youth Leadership Academy for high school students and will travel to Mt. Olympus, the island of Corfu, and Perama Cave. He is also a straight A student.
Trey Felton, who plays on Team Richmond's 14U team, captured the Richmond Times-Dispatch 47th Regional Spelling Bee by correctly spelling "corollary" in a two-hour hard fought competition. Four of the six finalists were eliminated in the first round, but Felton and runner-up Zainab Iqbal of Richmond went an additional 55 rounds before a winner was decided. "I can't even wrap my mind around it," Felton told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "It was hard. The fact that "corollary" is the word I won on, is just crazy."
As regional champion, Trey earned a $1,500 college scholarship and qualifies to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, scheduled for June 1-2 in the Washington, D.C., area.
Trey was Team Richmond's March Student of the Month, and says he spends about an hour a day studying spelling or picking up new words through his reading.
Corollary is defined as a proposition that follows upon one just demonstrated and requires to additional proof.
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Team Richmond has a rich and storied tradition of success at every level in college. In 2019, TR Alums Austin Kastra (Albermale) & Jayden Nixon (STAB) won the NCAA Championship at the University of Virginia. Nick Parks (Monacan) and Cutch Ellis played in the Division III NCAA Final Four with Christopher Newport.
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