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Top County Spellers to Compete in Annual Spelling Bee

The top student spellers from across Aiken County will gather on stage Feb. 24 at LBC Middle School, with a trip to Washington, D.C., on the line.

The student earning the title of Aiken County Scripps Spelling Bee champion will automatically earn a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The competition will begin at 7 p.m.

“We are so excited that our winner will have the opportunity once again to compete in the national spelling bee,” said Christin Sosa-Gaston, who is an IPS coordinator in the Department of Federal Programs and is District Spelling Bee director for Aiken County Public Schools, in a news release. “These students, our top spellers, have worked very hard to be their very best and we are expecting to have a great competition. We certainly want to encourage the community to come out and support these fantastic Aiken County students.” 

The 12 competitors in this year’s Aiken County Spelling Bee represent students from fifth grade to eighth grade. Each student advanced to the competition after winning first place or finishing in second place in six group semifinal competitions.

Larry Wood/Aiken Standard