Spelling Bee

Returning spelling champion wins again
Posted on 03/02/2016

Returning finalist from last year’s spell-off, Blake Brown of O’Neal Elementary School, won the seventh annual Fox Radio Network spelling bee on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the station headquarters.

Blake vied live on the air against third graders Patiance Cochran of Eugene Field, Ireland Gowen of Lake Road and Destiny Jackson of Oak Grove. The students made it through 48 words without a single misspelling, according to moderator Lee Spilberg of the Butler County Community Resource Council, the event sponsor.

To qualify for the spell-off, R-I students competed at their respective elementary schools. In previous years, the spelling bee also included the second grade.

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Cutline: Students (from left) Destiny Jackson, Patiance Cochran, Blake Brown and Ireland Gowen compete in the annual spelling bee at Fox Radio.

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