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From around 800 fifth and sixth graders down to one; sixth grader Graham Davis won the title of Loveland Intermediate School (LIS) Spelling Bee Champion in an afternoon competition Wednesday, Dec. 12. Parents and teachers filled the LIS Media Center watching as round after round continued between Davis and fifth grader Simon Grome, who claimed runner up.
“This was an impressive performance, and I’m proud of both of these students,” said Garth Carlier, LIS principal. “I have no doubt LIS will be well represented as the competition continues; we will all be cheering Graham on.”
The LIS Spelling Bee is part of the larger WCPO-TV Regional Spelling Bee, which is part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Davis will represent LIS in the next round, which involves completing a 50-word online test. If selected to advance, Davis will compete at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center February 23.
“I’m pretty energetic about the next round,” said Davis, who practiced at home to prepare for the LIS competition.
Just in case you’re interested – the winning word: dormition.
Photo caption: (L to R) LIS sixth grader Graham Davis, LIS fifth grader Simon Grome