TUPELO – Superb spellers from the Lee County school district and the Tupelo Public School District will meet to compete for a spot in the regional spelling bee Thursday afternoon.
The annual Lee County Spelling Bee is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Hancock Leadership Center on the Itawamba Community College Tupelo campus.
The bee was originally scheduled for this afternoon, but the event was moved because of the threat of severe weather.
From Lee County Schools, Tara Beth Buse, eighth-grader at Mooreville Middle; Caleb Leslie, eighth-grader at Mooreville Middle; and Mary Beth Provine, fourth-grader at Saltillo Elementary, will compete.
The three students were among 18 students total from across the Lee County School district to compete at the district-level bee.
Representing Tupelo Schools at the county bee will be Jordan Wilburn, eighth-grader, and Paisley Williams and Jaheim Bridges, both fifth-graders at Lawhon Elementary School. Wilburn took home first place at the district bee, with Williams coming in second and Bridges in third.
The winner of the Lee County bee will advance to the regional bee in Memphis.