©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Amy Smith, center, captured top honors in the 2013 Newport Grammar School spelling bee
on Wednesday. With Amy, from left, are judge Sandra Wilds, Amy's mother Maureen Smith,
Amy, judge Reba Faye Sane, and event coordinator Debbie Shults. In back are NGS
Principal Sandy Burchette and judge Joe Burchette.
|Published: 5:07 PM, 01/25/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-For Newport Grammar School seventh-grader Amy
Smith, the word "contrary" proved to be anything but contrary on
The petite, dark-haired daughter of Don and Maureen Smith
calmly stepped to the microphone and correctly spelled the adjective, described
in Webster's Third Dictionary as "the opposite; a proposition, fact, or
condition incompatible with another" and earned herself a trip to the
regional spelling bee in Knoxville next month.
Runner-up to Amy was fourth-grader Emma Talley, daughter
of Rick and Alecia Talley, and placing third was eighth-grader Charlie Evans,
son of Chuck and Amy Evans.
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