Cook wins MCEA Bee

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
MCEA Spelling Bee moderator Mae Rambo is pictured with the top three spelling bee finishers, from left, Renee Shelton, Dayrin Jones, and Rachel Cook.

The Marshall County Education Association Spelling Bee was held Monday, Feb. 11, with more than 50 of the county's best spellers taking the stage, each vying for top honors.

During the evening the young men and women were faced with words that even adults have trouble spelling, such as pumpernickel, obsequious, bureaucracy and ceremoniously.

By the end of the evening, Lewisburg Middle School 7th grader Rachel Cook was declared the winner. Coming in a close second was Dayrin Jones (8th grade), followed by third-place finisher Renee Shelton (7th grade). Each of the top three winners is a student at LMS.

Rounding out the top 10 spellers...for the rest of this story pick up a Wednesday's February 20th copy of the Marshall County Tribune!