Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

County Spelling Bee nearly set, ready for flight Feb. 5 in Dodson


January 29, 2020

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Malta Middle School held their school Spelling Bee last week and the students above were the top placers who will move on to the County Bee. They are, from the left, 1st place, Sadie Branham, 2nd place, Jo'Vahn Velasquez, 3rd place, Madelyn Ohl, 4th place Bradley Brown, 5th place Kyle Darrington, and alternates: David Schaldack and Addison Ulrich.

The table is nearly set, Malta Elementary and Dodson Public Schools will add the final contestants this week, ahead of the annual Phillips County Spelling Bee to be held in Dodson on Wednesday, February 5.

Contestants from Saco, Whitewater, and Malta Middle Schools competed at their school spellings bee's last week and Carter Pippin (Saco), Ava Hanley (Whitewater), and Sadie Branham (MMS) all took first place honors and will advance to February's county bee.

In Malta, Branham, a sixth-grader, correctly spelled "abundance" and "helium" to take the title. Eighth-grader Jo'Vahn Velasquez took...

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