Tran wins JDC district spelling bee
Students representing Carver Elementary, J.E. Johnson Elementary, Prentiss High, Bassfield High and Prentiss Christian School vied for first place speller in the Jefferson Davis County School District.
Fifteen students began the event, which was held February 12, at Bassfield High School.
After many elimination rounds, the top speller award went to Prentiss Christian School sixth grade student Alexis Tran.
In second place was Samora Evans of Carver Elementary, and Nakhia Arnold of Carver Elementary finished third.
All participating students received a ribbon and the top three received trophies.
Judges for the event were Ralph Hanegan, JDCSD retired educator, Kathy Cloyd, JDCSD retired nurse, and Lucy McInnis, community representative.
Word announcer was JDCSD educator Margaret Wallace.
Tran will represent the district in the State Spelling Bee in Jackson on March 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. The event will be televised on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Station.