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Orange County "Great Spelling Bee" Saturday
Updated February 19, 2015 6:39 AM | Filed under: Event
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(PAOLI) - The Orange county Publishing Company's Great Spelling Bee will feature 22 students.

The countywide Great Spelling Bee is Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Paoli Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

The following students will be participating:

Springs Valley Elementary

  • Third-grader Ava Willett
  • Fourth-graders Cole Hall and Bella Shipman
  • Fifth-grader Gracye Judy

Springs Valley Middle School

  • Sixth-grader Saylor Meadows
  • Seventh-grader Makayla Chism
  • Eighth-grader Hattie Moffitt

Throop Elementary School

  • Fourth-grader Masden Embry
  • Fifth-grader Haley Cox'
  • Sixth-graders Emily Orth and Haley Owens

Paoli Junior High

  • Seventh-graders Trevor Holt, Melissa Porter and Jacob Tapp

Orleans Elementary

  • Fifth-graders Sam Carr and Lily Saliba
  • Sixth-graders Drevan Hill and Paige Jones

Orleans Junior High

  • Eighth-graders Caty Carlisle, Annie Johnson, Hope Jordan and Matthew Ross

Organizer Miles Flynn will read words to competitors. The student can then ask for a definition or the word to be used in a sentence. Words must be spelled orally for the event's judges Robert Henderson, Todd Marshall and Roger Moon. Rounds will continue until only one competitor remains.

Prizes and trophies will be awarded, and the champion will get to go on a six-day, five-night free trip to Washington, D.C., in May to represent Orange County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winner and his or her parent or guardian will work with Erin Elliott of Mad Hatter Adventures, to plan the trip.

Sponsoring the event are the Orange County Community Foundation Education Fund, Erin Elliott of Mad Hatter Adventures, Old National Bank and Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company.

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