Twelve students from third to eighth grade competed in the 2016-2017 District Spelling Bee at Mount Airy Middle School on Thursday, February 2. After eight rounds of competition, 7th grader Damien Harris was announced the winner. Eighth grader Justin Luna was the runner-up.
Damien will go on to compete in the Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 26.
Congratulations to all participants! Each child won their class bee and grade-level bee to make it to the District Bee.