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County spelling bee to be held this Saturday

Friday, Jan. 3 | By hdellinger
The Fauquier County Public Schools Division is holding a spelling bee, set for Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. in the W.C. Taylor Middle School auditorium.

49 students, representing 11 elementary schools and five middle schools, will participate in the spelling bee as winners of their school-level or grade-level spelling bees. TMS reading specialist, John Lucas, coordinated the spelling bee. Dr. Eileen Burgwyn, the FCPS instructional supervisor of English, reading, and Title 1, will serve as the pronouncer.

The winner of the competition will advance to the ninth annual Free Lance-Star Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. The regional winner will be eligible to participate in the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, in May.


Following are the names of students scheduled to participate in the FCPS Division Spelling Bee. School champions and co-champions are designated with an asterisk.

Bradley Elementary: Kyra Lucas*, Rielan Pura, Meredith Scott
Brumfield Elementary: Claire Coppage, Sabrina Hayes, Elizabeth Ott*
Coleman Elementary: Emily Goff, Matt McLaughlin*, Zach Nelson
Greenville Elementary: Sadie Jarrell*, Ruby Schaffer, Nathan Thompson
Miller Elementary: Lenea Crockett, Hannah Kroetz, Saige Laine*
Pearson Elementary: Brett Clore, Sheila Guox, Maia McMahon*
Pierce Elementary: Riley Cox*, Sean Helferich, Imani Smith
Ritchie Elementary: Max Pillow, Will Shanahan, Robert Smith
Smith Elementary: Jacob Anderson, Emma Craddock*, Lucas McCulla
Thompson Elementary: Amanda DeBerry, Kaila Jeffries, Daniella Lawhorn
Walter Elementary: Teddy Pearson*, Joseph Tampubolon, Kendra Walker
Auburn Middle: Blake Jarrell*, Jacob Karanovich, Meagan Maloney
Cedar Lee Middle: Bryan Barnes, Jacob Cross, Wendy Meza*
Marshall Middle: Edwin Casteneda, Jake Cohen, Kyra Holland, Carl Malinsky
Taylor Middle: Domenic Erbschloe, Savannah Paap*, Rachel Towne
Warrenton Middle: Nicholas Faggiano*, Shane Hayostek, Miles Housley

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