Allyson Beverly of Woodford wins county spelling bee
BY PORTSIA SMITH
Eighth-grader Allyson Beverly of Woodford won this year’s spelling bee at Caroline Middle School on Feb. 10.
Allyson will compete in The Free Lance–Star Regional Bee on March 14. The winner there moves on to the 82nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.
Allyson was one of 800 Caroline students who participated in the county’s spelling bees.
She correctly spelled the word “embroider” in the 11th round, making her the bee champion.
Seventh-grader Leah Vaughan of Milford came in second.
“I was really excited for a couple of days,” Allyson said. “But I had to get over the excitement of winning that because I had to get ready for something else.”
That something else was the State Junior Beta Convention in Richmond last weekend, where Allyson won second place in an essay contest.
“I’ve only been telling everybody and their brother,” said Allyson’s mother, Dee Beverly. “I’m really proud of my daughter.”
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419