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Spelling Bee 2016-2017
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Congratulations to Olivia Gardner, a fifth grader who won the Bells Elementary Spelling Bee on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.   Her winning word was ‘paisley’ spelled correctly after the 16th round of competition.  Olivia is the daughter of Rachel and Robert Lovell and Charlie and Ashley Gardner.  Runnerup this year was Caroline Pettigrew, a second grader at Bells Elementary.  She is the daughter of Kyle and Sarah Pettigrew. 

Olivia will represent Bells Elementary School in the Jackson Sun West Tennessee Regional Spelling Bee in the spring at Union University. This competition is a preliminary qualifying bee for the Scripps National Spelling Bee held each year in Washington D.C.  We wish Olivia the best of luck as she studies and prepares for the next step in competition! 

A special thank you to Bank of Crockett, Pictsweet, Wesley Hart and Elaine Clement for sponsoring and assisting with our Spelling Bee!

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