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Three Area Students To Compete in County Spelling Bee

The winner of the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee will compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

Thirty-two county students, including three from schools in Severna Park, will show off their spelling skills at the 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23.

Eighteen public school students, 13 private school students, and one home-schooled student will vie to become the county champion, according to a press release. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC., to compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 28-30.

Students representing Severna Park ara schools include Saylor Willauer, a seventh-grader at Severn School; Campbell Jones, a seventh-grader at Severna Park Middle School and Thomas Gleason, an eighth-grader at St. John the Evangelist.

There will be prizes for other top spellers as well, including monetary awards from the 21st Century Education Foundation, Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster reference books, gift certificates, plaques, and a trophy for the winner’s school.

More than 1,500 students competed in their school’s spelling bee for the right to advance to the county competition.

The 25th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee event begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 23 in the Board Room of the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Rd. in Annapolis.

For a complete list of participants, click here.

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