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Lafayette student wins regional spelling bee, will head to Scripps bee in Orlando

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Mar 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-05 21:20:17-05

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G

That's what some of the area's best spellers were doing Friday night as they went head to head in the hopes they could represent Acadiana at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Orlando later this year.

The spelling bee is broken up into two bees: one for students in grades 3-5 and one for those in grades 6-8. Typically, both bees would be held at the same time, but in an attempt to follow social distancing guidelines and be able to allow more spectators for each student, the bees are split up and staggered this year.

Prizes were awarded for 1-3rd place in both bees.

Congratulations to Jonah Stout from John Paul the Great Academy for winning the regional bee! Jonah correctly spelled the word 'precursor' to take the prize. He now will head to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Orlando this summer!

Below are all of tonight's winners:

Little Spelling Bee (grades 3-5):
1st place: Catherine Toups from John Paul the Great Academy
2nd place: Emily Barnett from Our Lady of Fatima
3rd place: Mollie Grace Duplantis from Cathedral Carmel

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Little Spelling Bee 1-3rd place winners

Regional Spelling Bee (grades 6-8):
First Place: Jonah Stout from John Paul the Great Academy
Second Place: Kylen Butler from Cathedral Carmel
Third Place: Sophia Kryszewski from Our Lady of Fatima

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Regional Spelling Bee 1-3rd place winners

Friday's regional bees were held by the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette and the Kiwanis Club of Acadiana.

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