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WUJH holds annual Spelling Bee

The West Union Junior High School held their annual spelling bee in January. This year, the first place title went to eighth grader, Linda Lynch. She won the bee with the word “thespian.”

Seventh graders ruled the rest of the top five places in the following order: Anna Olderham, second place; Brooklyn Steard, third place; Briley Thomas, fourth place; and Sidney Shipp in fifth place.

All of these students are now eligible to compete in the District Spelling Bee later in the school year.

Students compete in Round One of the recent West Union Junior High Spelling Bee.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bee1.jpgStudents compete in Round One of the recent West Union Junior High Spelling Bee. Photo by Jamie Puckett

The winners of the WUJH Spelling Bee, in order from first to fifth, from left, Linda Lynch, Anna Olderham, Brooklyn Steard, Briley Thomas, and Sidney Shipp.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bee2.jpgThe winners of the WUJH Spelling Bee, in order from first to fifth, from left, Linda Lynch, Anna Olderham, Brooklyn Steard, Briley Thomas, and Sidney Shipp. Photo by Jamie Puckett

By Jamie Puckett

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