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Students advance to regional spelling bee

Four local students are advancing to the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, according to an email from the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Fifth-grader Paige McGaraghan and fourth-grader Riann Shetty of Encinal Elementary, eighth-grader Quinn Follmer of Hillview Middle and eighth-grader John Paul Killmond of Nativity Elementary are among the 57 spellers who qualified for the regional event in Pleasanton on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Winners of the local school spelling bees participated in an online spelling bee challenge and had to earn a score of at least 36 to qualify for the regional event. The winner of the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

—Angela Swartz


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