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Middle school spelling bee winners announced

The Middle School Spelling Bee was held on February 10, 2022 with 14 students from Johnston County participating. 

Kaitlyn Lee, a student at Southside Christian School, won first place. She was coached by Mandy Pratt. The winning word was pinniped.

Archer Lodge Middle student, Ella Searer, won second place. Her coach was Gina Bedford Williams.

Third place went to Drew Webster, a student at Smithfield Middle School. His coach was Will Cyrus.

The winner of this bee will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  The national spelling bee will be held in May in National Harbor, Maryland.