Clinton Junior High School hosted the Hinds County Spelling Bee this morning and 46 students from throughout Hinds County participated. The first place winner was Desiree Roby, a student of Christian Home Educators Connection. Second place winner was Edison Brown of Northwest Jackson Middle School. Desiree will go on to represent Hinds County in the Mississippi Spelling Bee in March.
Pictured at left are Edison Brown (left) and Desiree Roby, the 2012 winner of the spelling bee. Roby will participate in the statewide spelling bee, to be held at Mississippi Public Broadcasting on March 19. MPB will air the event live. The Mississippi Regional Spelling Bee is hosted by the Mississippi Association of Educators. The state winner will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held the week of May 26-June 1. For a complete list of participants, click here: HindsSpellingbeeprogram
Photos by Sandi Beason, Clinton Public Schools and Brian Albert Broom, The Clarion-Ledger