Greensboro, Ga. (January 31, 2019) – Lake Oconee Academy recently held its annual Spelling Bee competition for first through eighth grade students. Students competed in three categories:  first-third grade; fourth-fifth grade; and sixth-eighth grade. The competition was intense, with spellers spelling such difficult words as aphorism, proboscis and exordium.

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The winner in the first-third grade competition was Leighton Seybt, with Beckett Christensen as runner-up.  Emilia Viscarra was announced the winner of the fourth and fifth grade competition with Kensley Windham as runner-up. Keerti Ahluwalia came out on top as the winner of the middle grades competition, with Jewell Morrison as runner-up.

Winners in the fourth-eighth grade groups advanced to the Greene County School District competition on February 5, 2019, at the Lake Oconee Academy auditorium. Congratulations to all the winners and participants in this year’s spelling bee!

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Photo: Top row (L to R): Jewell Morrison-6th-8th runner-up; Keerti Ahluwalia-6th-8th winner; Emilia Viscarra- 4th-5th grade winner.

Bottom row (L to R): Beckett Christensen- 1st-3rd runner-up; Leighton Seybt- 1st-3rd winner; and Kensley Windham-4th-5th runner-up.