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MCC Hosts 2016-2017 Hopkins County Spelling Bee - Jackson Summers, JMMS, Named Champion

On Friday, January 20, 2017, top spellers from each of the Hopkins County Schools elementary and middle schools gathered in the Quad Room of the Brown Badgett, Sr. Energy and Advanced Technology for the 2016-2017 Hopkins County Spelling Bee hosted by Madisonville Community College (MCC). The Bee started with a practice round followed by two rounds of competition. Jackson Summers, James Madison Middle School, correctly spelled allocation to win the championship title. Maddox Knight, Jesse Stuart Elementary School, took 2nd place.

Eligible spelling bee participants were:
Will Townsell, Earlington Elementary School
Kysia Ellis, Grapevine Elementary School
Maggy Weldon, Hanson Elementary School
Maddox Knight, Jesse Stuart Elementary School
Bailey Oldham, Pride Avenue Elementary School
Josiah Watson, Southside Elementary School
Josey Hoskins, West Broadway Elementary School
Lily Terry, West Hopkins School
Austin McDowell, West Hopkins Middle School
Jackson Summers, James Madison Middle School
Jacob Hancock, Browning Springs Middle School
Katelyn Cavanaugh, South Hopkins Middle School

MCC Professor Lisa Lee served as the Spelling Bee Facilitator/Coordinator. Official Pronouncer was April Grace, MCC Professor/IECE Program Coordinator. Judges were MCC Professors Nancy McClearn, Sarah Oglesby, and Sonya Shockley. MCC Professor Andrea Deal assisted with check in. Awards were provided by MCC s KEA-SP Chapter.