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Pepito wins Dyer County Spelling Bee

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Dyer County's top spellers were revealed in the Dyer County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The top four winners include, from left, winner Matthew Pepito, Christ Classical Academy eighth-grader and son of Janet and Nerio Pepito; and DIS fifth-graders and runners-up Amarius Jones, son of Nicole Jones; Bradley Floyd, son of Lanny and Amanda Floyd; and Rachel Finley, daughter of Lori and Chip Finley.
Area students joined together on Tuesday evening to test their spelling skills at the Dyer County Spelling Bee.

The annual event took place in the Dyersburg Middle School auditorium at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, the contest was open to both traditional and home-schooled students. A dozen students from Christ Classical Academy, Dyersburg Intermediate School and Dyersburg Middle School participated in the event.

Matthew Pepito, son of Janet and Nerio Pepito, won the competition. Pepito is an eighth-grader at Christ Classical Academy.

Runners-up included:

* DIS fifth-grader Amarius Jones, son of Nicole Jones

* DIS fifth-grader Bradley Floyd, son of Lanny and Amanda Floyd

* DIS fifth-grader Rachel Finley, daughter of Lori and Chip Finley

Other students participating in Tuesday's spelling bee included:

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Kiwanis Club members play a vital role in the success of the annual Dyer County Spelling Bee. The club sponsors the event each year, inviting local students to compete for a chance to move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation's largest and longest-running educational program. Here, Kiwanis members volunteering with the bee pose for a photo in the DMS auditorium. From left, announcer Travis Miles and judges Dara Gonzales, Marc Thompson and Dr. Randy Prince.
From DIS - fifth-graders Brayden Cook, son of Christy Cook; Lakerra Daye, daughter of Kinyuda Daye; and Ashtyn Doss, daughter of Kelley McCoy and Ricky Doss.

From DMS - sixth-graders Michaela Cooper, daughter of Stephanie Jane Hart, and Destinee Pierce, daughter of Denise Dobbins; seventh-graders Maya Harris, daughter of Michael and Yolanda Harris, and Omarcus Jenkins, son of Omar Jenkins and Robin Overton; and eighth-graders Matthew Permenter, son of Lori Williams, and Morgan Reasons, daughter of James Reasons and Karen Gatlin.

Local students began their journey to the county-wide bee with classroom and school competitions. Tuesday's first- and second-place champs will move on to compete in the Mid-South Spelling Bee. Winners of the Mid-South Bee go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation's largest and longest-running educational program.

Kiwanis Club members were instrumental in the success of the Dyer County Spelling Bee. Kiwanis member Travis Miles served as the announcer, with Kiwanis members Dara Gonzales, Dr. Randy Prince and Marc Thompson judging the competition.


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Congratulations to the kids, spelling bees are not easy.

-- Posted by liveshere on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 6:40 AM

these kids work hard for this honor. congradulations!!!

-- Posted by closerlook on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 3:21 PM


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