49 county students qualify for Jan. 27 spelling bee
File Photo/Cassandra Brown
Marissa Puckett competes in last year’s Fauquier County Public Schools Spelling Bee as a Brumfield Elementary fourth-grader.
Forty-nine students will participate in the 12th annual Fauquier County Public Schools Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Representing 11 elementary and five middle schools, the contestants will take the Taylor Middle School auditorium stage at 10 a.m.
The competition will include winners of their school and grade-level spelling bees.
The county winner will advance to the 13th annual Free Lance-Star Regional Spelling Bee in March. The regional winner will qualify for the 91th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor in May.
TMS reading specialist John Lucas serves as coordinator of the county spelling bee. Eileen Burgwyn, a retired instructional supervisor and English teacher, will serve as the pronouncer.