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Ben Wray Takes WBIW Elementary Spelling Bee Title
Updated February 9, 2016 6:43 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Ben Wray is the elementary champion of the 42nd Annual Lawrence County Spelling Bee.

Wray, a fifth grader at Fayetteville Elementary, took the title by spelling the word "severe" correctly.

Alexandra Shepherd, a fourth grader at Burris Elementary, spelled "embarrass" to claim second place.

Taking third, with the correct spelling of "sheriff", was Quentin Voigtschild, a fourth grader at Lawrence County Home Schoolers.

Wray will now compete Tuesday afternoon against middle school contestants for the title of Overall Spelling Bee Champion.

Competition will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Schafer Auditorium.

The event, hosted by 1340 AM WBIW, is free to attend.

If you can't attend, the event will be broadcast on 1340 AM WBIW at 6:30 p.m. It will also be streamed online at WBIW.com.

The overall Spelling Bee champion will receive a $100 savings scholarship provided by Bedford Federal Savings Bank and a pizza party, provided by Marcos Pizza, for their homeroom class.

The Champion will then advance to the 2016 Derby Festival Spelling Bee on March 5 at the Kentucky Center for The Arts.

Competing in the elementary division were:

  • Ben Wray, a fifth grader at Fayetteville Elementary, placed 1st spelling "severe" .
  • Alexandra Shepherd, a fourth grader at Burris Elementary, placed 2nd spelling "embarrass".
  • Quentin Voigtschild, a fourth grader at Lawrence County Home Schoolers, placed 3rd spelling "sheriff".
  • Bensen Mowdy, a third grader at Needmore Elementary, placed 4th spelling "jerkily".
  • Sophia Mata, a fifth grader at Parkview Elementary, placed 5th spelling "nestle".
  • Aubrey Eads, a fifth grader at Heltonville Elementary. placed 6th spelling "twelfth".
  • Kabriole' Brashear, a fourth grader at Lincoln Elementary, placed 7th spelling "urgently".
  • Emma Stone, a fifth grader at Stalker Elementary, placed 8th spelling "precede".
  • Evan Spoonmore, a fifth grader at Springville Elementary, placed 9th spelling "commitment".
  • Italy Lewis, a fifth grader at Dollens Elementary, placed 10th spelling "futon".
  • Lauren George, a fifth grader at Shawswick Elementary, placed 11th spelling "weird".
  • Rebecca Epping, a fourth grader at St. Vincent de Paul, placed 12th.spelling "foreign"

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