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48 Fauquier students gearing up to participate in school division spelling bee

Fauquier County Public Schools Division Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Middle School auditorium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. (Snow date is Saturday, Feb. 4, same time, same place.)

Some 48 students, representing 11 elementary schools and five middle schools, will participate in the school division bee as winners of their school-level or grade-level spelling bees. TMS reading specialist John Lucas is the school division’s bee coordinator, and Dr. Eileen Burgwyn, retired FCPS instructional supervisor and current interim associate superintendent for instruction, will serve as the pronouncer. 

The winner of this competition will advance to the 12th Annual Free Lance-Star Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

The regional winner will be eligible to participate in the 90th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, MD, May 28-June 3, 2017.

          Following are the names of students scheduled to participate in the FCPS Division Spelling Bee. School champions are designated with an asterisk; Cedar Lee and Marshall Middle Schools do not designate a school champion.

·      Bradley Elementary:  Georgia Holzer, Amy Infante, Ruith Weiss*
·      Brumfield Elementary:  Marissa Duckett, Jack Dueck, Reef Nichols*
·      Coleman Elementary:  Sam Lloyd, Frank Milano*, Caroline Sutherland
·      Greenville Elementary: Shannon Anderson, Melody Harlan*, Rhett Heppler
·      Miller Elementary:  Travis Ferguson, Olivia Kroetz*, Amya Tapscott
·      Pearson Elementary:  Adriana Escamilla, Tammy Otten, Michelle Weon*
·      Pierce Elementary:  Morgan Baker, Christian Jordan*, Owen Thorpe
·      Ritchie Elementary:  Juliana Best, Mairin Doyle, Miriel Weber*
·      Smith Elementary:  Abigail Beattie, Grace Beattie, Lily Von Herbulis*
·      Thompson Elementary:  Georgia Grady*, Javier Leon, Ali Patusky
·      Walter Elementary: Andy Argueta*, Aaron Putman, Joseph Tampubolon
·      Auburn Middle:  Jason Harman, Sadie Jarrell, Sean Kersey
·      Cedar Lee Middle:  Sage Laine, Luis Rodriguez, Imani Smith
·      Marshall Middle:  Gracie Garretson, Jake Goldman, Ricardo Pineda-Inestroza
·      Taylor Middle:  Nicolas Ciampaglione*, Sydney Gesiotto, Kyliah Starr
·      Warrenton Middle:  Hannah Carlson, Kelly Glenn*, Mikey Goltry

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