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Bernard is school division’s spelling champion
The fifth-grader will compete in the regional bee next month
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Courtesy Photo: Franklin County School Superintendent Mark Church poses with this year’s division spelling bee winner Jaden Bernard (right) and the runner-up Jackson Sherman.

Friday, February 21, 2014


Jaden Bernard, a fifth-grade student at Burnt Chimney Elementary, is the winner of the Franklin County Spelling Bee, held Tuesday night at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

There were 13 contestants, one representing each elementary school in the county and one from BFMS.

"The best of the best spellers from each elementary school and the middle school competed in an exciting bee full of rigorous words," said Jodie Robinson, gifted and talented coordinator for Franklin County public schools.

After 18 rounds, Bernard's winning word was "glitz."

The runner-up is Jackson Sherman, a fifth-grader at Snow Creek Elementary.

Individual school champions participating in the division bee include:

•Rowan Abshire Sims, Benjamin Franklin Middle School

•Kaylee Meador, Boones Mill Elementary

•Jaden Bernard, Burnt Chimney Elementary

•David Carter, Callaway Elementary

•Logan Inman, Dudley Elementary

•Eliza Quesenberry, Ferrum Elementary

•Trevin Johnson, Glade Hill Elementary

•Christian Robertson, Henry Elementary

•Michael Shanahan, Lee M. Waid Elementary

•Adam Dudley, Rocky Mount Elementary

•Jackson Sherman, Snow Creek Elementary

•Brady Whittaker, Sontag Elementary

•Hannah Hartsook, Windy Gap Elementary

Bernard will represent Franklin County public schools at the regional spelling bee on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport.

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