(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.
|Published: 8:49 PM, 04/12/2013
||Last updated: 8:49 PM, 04/12/2013
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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