10 students advance to districts
Those making it to districts are in random order William Robertson, first place, Tyler Waters, second place, River Kirts, third place, Colby Bills, Kaden Eastman, Ana Fox, Karli Gibson, Jackson Mitchell, Ellie Taylor and Christian Worden.
The room was absolutely silent, with the exception of a teacher calling out a student's name and then giving them a word.
As round after round went by, the students let their nervousness show. Some were twiddling their thumbs, while others were visibly biting their fingernails. All of the 18 students competing in the Monroe Intermediate Schools' spelling bee all had the same goal in mind - make it to district, which will take place Feb. 17.
It seemed as though the words continued to increase in difficulty as they got closer and closer to the 10th round, which was the last and final round....
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