Fifth Grader Wins Lowndes County Spelling Bee

By: Eames Yates
February 1, 2013

Valdosta, GA - The Lowndes County School System held its spelling bee on Friday in Valdosta.

20 students participated from ten different schools around the county. The kids ranged from the fourth to eighth grade. The winner -- Alexis Herring -- will be participating in the district spelling bee at the end of the month in Moultrie. If she wins there she could go to Atlanta for the state competition. She spoke about how she gets ready for the big event.

She said "my dad calls the words out to me and I spell them. And if I get them wrong he makes me spell them again until I get it right. And I don't know it's just great."

The spelling bee was sponsored by the Lowndes Association of Educators who provided a pizza lunch after the competition.

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