UMS-Wright STUDENT WINS 96th ANNUAL MOBILE COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Mobile, Ala. (Feb. 3, 2023) – The 96th Annual Mobile County Spelling Bee presented by the LendingTree Bowl and the Mobile County Public School System was held this morning, Friday, Feb. 3rd, at the Baker High School Auditorium. 51 elementary and middle school students from public, private, and parochial schools competed in the contest.
Elizabeth Finney from UMS-Wright Preparatory School spelled “Pharaoh” to claim the title of this year’s spelling bee. Ethan Spottswood of Mobile Christian placed second, and Madeline Box from Saraland Middle School placed third.
Finney will advance to the state spelling bee in Birmingham, Alabama in March. The winner of the Alabama State Spelling Bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland in May.
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From left to right: Lexie Cantin (LendingTree Bowl), Madeline Box (3rd place), Elizabeth Finney (1st place), Frank Modarelli (LendingTree Bowl), and Ethan Spottswood (2nd place).