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Lauderdale County Spelling Bee

Using an online testing platform, ten students from Lauderdale County schools participated in this year's County Spelling Bee. The winner of the County Bee will advance to the State Bee. The Alabama State Spelling Bee is scheduled as a virtual event hosted by UAB on March 27, 2021.


Thank you to Sherry Fulks at the Lauderdale County Teachers Credit Union for its sponsorship of the County Spelling Bee and the provision of the trophies and gift certificates. 


Students participating included:

  • Claudette Fields, Winner -- Grade 8 Saint Joseph Regional Catholic School
  • Lily Hatton, Second Place Tie -- Grade 6 Brooks Elementary
  • Lauren Sutherland, Second Place Tie -- Grade 8 Mars Hill Bible School
  • Elizabeth Covey -- Grade 7 Central School
  • Trey Westbrook -- Grade 4 Lexington School
  • Sammy Gren -- Grade 5 Kilby Laboratory School
  • Leslie Ledezma -- Grade 3 Rogers School
  • Savannah Hanson -- Grade 6 Shoals Christian School
  • Jessie Dempsey -- Grade 7 Waterloo School
  • Chloe Cummings -- Grade 6 Wilson School


Melanie Connolly is the Lauderdale County Schools Spelling Bee Coordinator.