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County-wide spelling bee set
The Tenth Annual County-Wide Spelling Bee will be held at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.The bee has 48 students entered to compete.Kirkland Smallwood, an eighth-grader at DeKalb West School at the time, won the 2012 bee.He is the son of Jimmy and Jennifer Smallwood of Liberty.Students from all DeKalb County schools competed at the school level to become eligible for the county contest.The first-and second-place winners in the local contest will compete in the Middle Tennessee Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University on March 2.The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee will compete in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.Entrants in the local bee are:Cayden Kyle, Jordan Crook, Holly Evans, Ashton Sensing, Diego Vazquez, Phillip Coats, Jacob Frazier, Jaime Alexander, Cody Hale, Jayra Plattenburg, Brandy Rock, Casey Vickers, Jacob Billings, Rosa Payne, and Paige Snyder from DeKalb West School.Briona Agee, Alexis Cudney, Julia Curtis, Yessi Dragustinovis, Kenzie France, Skylar Fuson, Kiersten Griffith, Savannah Jackson, Duncan Johnson, Karly Knowles, Raiden Martin, Makenzie Poss, Laynie Rippee, Carly Vance, Justin Washer, MyKenzie Wilson, and Jayden Worley from Northside Elementary School.Calen Arnold, Kayla Belk, Alexis Cantrell, Ethan Cantrell, Timothy Cassinera, Dalton Daniels, Baylie Davis, Malone Fletcher, Olivia Fuson, Kyle Justice, Reagan Patton, Skylar Pease, Ashley Phillips, Alec Reynolds, Alyssa Sewell, and Savannah West from DeKalb Middle School.