Local spellers reach final rounds of state spelling bee

(L-R): Iris Xue of Hayes Cooper Center, Barr, Mahajan, Scholemer | Photo: MPB

Two local spellers from the Golden Triangle were among the final four standing at the state spelling bee.

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 3:19 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Two local spellers from the Golden Triangle were among the final four standing at the state spelling bee. 

The Mississippi Spelling Bee was held Tuesday on the campus of Jackson State University. 

Julia Scholemer of Overstreet Elementary School in Starkville and Chloe Barr of Heritage Academy in Columbus were among the final four. 

Scholemer was put out by misspelling "casita." 

Barr misspelled the word "carbonara." 

The winner was Vaibhavi Mahajan of Northwest Rankin Middle School.  

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