Verde Elementary Spelling Bee winner wants to be astronaut, inventor


“He’s a one of a kind; one in a million.”

That’s an understandably proud father’s description of his aptly named son, A’Million Morgan, who recently won the Verde Elementary School Spelling Bee.

The correct spelling of “clause” won the competition for 9-year-old A’Million, who faced the five top spellers from each 3rd through 6th grade class at Verde. The fourth-grader has now been invited to the West Contra Costa Unified School District Spelling Bee set for March 25.

A’Million’s father, Aaron Morgan, is excited for his son, but not totally surprised. The young student put in the work, studying diligently for the Spelling Bee, and has “always gone above and beyond academically,” according to Aaron Morgan, who along with his wife LaDonnike is a North Richmond resident and native.

Also, A’Million can keep his composure in tense moments, like when he has to spell a challenging word in front of a crowd.

“He’s involved in a lot of sports as well; he’s naturally competitive,” his father said.

When he grows up, A’Million has expressed interest in becoming an astronaut or inventor. He loves comic books and super heroes and pretty much everything involved with outer space.

Verde Elementary Spelling Bee winner wants to be astronaut, inventor
A’Million Morgan was honored for his victory by the North Richmond MAC Board. Pictured from Left to Right: Don Gilmore, Andrea Bailey, Beverly Scott, Aaron Morgan, LaSaunda Tate, Dr. Henry Clark, Annie King-Meredith.


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