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Drew Marino triumphs at county spelling bee

Monday, Jan. 14 | By Alisa Booze Troetschel
Drew Marino, eighth grade and Kyra Holland, fifth grade

Drew Marino won the Fauquier County Spelling Bee for the fourth year in a row Saturday. Kyra Holland took second place. Both will go on to represent Fauquier County in the 8th Annual Free Lance-Star Regional Spelling Bee March 16 in Fredericksburg. The winner of that contest will continue to the 86th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26 to June 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Drew is in eighth grade at Warrenton Middle School.Kyra is in fifth grade at Bradley Elementary School.

Last year Drew also won the 7th Annual Free Lance-Star Regional Spelling Bee. He competed in the national spelling bee, but was cut early in the rounds.

Drew and Kyra each got a dictionary for the Free Lance-Star.

Drew's name will be inscribed, again, on the Division Spelling Bee trophy.
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