Newport Spelling Bee winners announced

Fifth-grader Finnley George competes in the Newport Elementary Spelling Bee.

The Newport School District held its annual spelling bee on Thursday, February 4.

The overall Elementary Division winners include 1st Place: John Carraway (third grade); 2nd Place: Lane Stewart (fifth grade); and third Place: Finnley George (fifth grade).

The overall winners for the Middle School Division (top division) include 1st Place Wesley Geaslin and 2nd Place Hunter Scoggins.

The students advancing to the Jackson County Spelling Bee on February 17, include 2nd grade: Presley Thaxton and Alice Pettie; Third grade: John Carraway and Jenna Grace Hopkins; Fourth grade: Jessie Thaxton and Molly Bright; Fifth grade: Lane Stewart and Finnley George; Sixth grade: Wesley Geaslin and Jack Burns; Seventh grade: Hunter Scoggins and Fernando Fuentes; and Eighth grade: Jack Sampson and Abby May.

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