(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL Del Rio Elementary School Principal Jan Dellinger, left, holds the rotating championship plaque her school will possess for the coming year after Taylor Wiley, second from left, emerged as the 2013 Spelling Bee champion on Tuesday. With them are Dylan LeBeau, third from left, also a Del Rio student, who finished second, and Cocke County Director of Schools Manney Moore.
Friday, April 12, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-04-12 20:49:17)
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-It took seventeen rounds before Taylor Wiley calmly spelled the word 'martyr' to claim the title of 2013 Spelling Bee Champion for the Cocke County Elementary Schools on Tuesday night.

Wiley outspelled fifteen other competitors for the championship and took home several prizes, including a check for $100 from Parrottsville Ruritan Club.

Each of Cocke County's nine elementary schools had the opportunity to send two contestants to the event, which had been postponed from an earlier date after snow closed local schools.

Finishing second was Wiley's schoolmate, Dylan LeBeau, who received $75. Rounding out the top five spellers were Amethyst Moorefield, representing Parrottsville, who was presented $50, Dylan Scarbrough of Smoky Mountain, who received $25, and Dawson Lane, a Cosby student, who won $15.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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