EBR Parish represents in the top at regional spelling bee

EBR Parish represents in the top at regional spelling bee
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POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 2:04pm

By correctly spelling words like “ambivalent,” “abdicate,” “lucid” and “democracy” February 25 at the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center Regional Spelling Bee in Hammond, Wedgewood Elementary School fifth grader Karenna Mitchell placed second in the Grades 5-8 Category.

Mitchell represented the East Baton Rouge Parish School District and competed against students representing a total seven parishes and eight school systems. The regional winners move on to the National Scripps Spelling Bee.

As a regional winner, Mitchell received a one-year subscription to Brittannica Online, a $20 Amazon.com gift card and an “Eleventh Edition Meriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.”

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