Students to compete in spelling bee

Students to compete in spelling bee
The county’s best spellers will soon be competing once again for a spot in the Mid-South Spelling Bee.
The Weakley County Schools’ Spelling Bee, an annual event, will pit the top two spellers from each Weakley County public elementary and middle school against one another for the title of best speller in the county. The competition will be held in the Board of Education conference room on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m.
A winner and runner-up will be honored at the competition with prizes. The winner will receive a prize of $100, while the runner-up will receive a prize of $50. Only the first-place winner will advance to the regional competition. All participants will receive certificates of recognition and medallions.
Participating in the competition are students from Gleason, Greenfield, Martin Elementary, Martin Middle, Sharon and Dresden Middle schools.
From Gleason School, eighth-grader Cecelia Pomphrey was the school winner with seventh-grader Savanna Scarbrough as runner-up.
At Greenfield School, Casey Hall, an eighth-grader, won the school bee with Casey Beckett, a sixth-grader, as runner-up.
Martin Elementary’s spelling bee winner was Esther Kim, a fifth-grader, and the runner-up was Judah Brown, also a fifth-grader.
In the Martin Middle School Bee, Andrew You, a seventh-grader, was the winner and Katie Orr, an eighth-grader, was the runner-up.
Representing Sharon School is winner Tony Allen, an eighth-grader, and runner-up is Tucker Turner, a sixth-grader. The Dresden Middle School spelling bee winner is Kaitlyn Courtney, an eighth-grader, and the runner up is Loral Winn, a fifth-grader.
The winner of the Weakley County Schools’ spelling bee will advance to the Regional Mid-South Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Commercial Appeal, which will be held on March 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. at the Al Chymia Shrine Temple in Memphis.
The regional winner will advance to the televised National Spelling Bee competition.

WCP 11.24.11

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