Contributed by Susan Lancaster, Jefferson Elementary School
The Marion County Scripps Spelling Bee was held on January 31, 2017 at Jefferson Elementary School. Participants attend Jefferson Elementary School and Jefferson Jr. High School and represent 4th – 8th grades. The winner of the Marion County Spelling Bee, Charlene Moore will advance to the Regional Scripps Spelling Bee in Dallas. Presley Mauldin will serve as alternant. Participants in the Spelling Bee were: Presley Mauldin & Parris Stevens (4th Grade), Emma Pierce & Kristen Thomas (5th Grade), Carsyn Thomas & Charlene Moore (6th Grade), Aubreigh Blackshear & Jewellia Brown (7th Grade) , and Nick Hibibelahian & Mekhi Powell (8th Grade).