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Toomey, Needham Finish First & Second in Valle Crucis Elementary’s Spelling Bee

Valle Crucis School spelling bee competitors are (front) Adam Perez, Tyler Needham, Kyle Painter, Alden Watts, Josiah Jackson and (back) Anders Coffey, Charlise Nighs, Jaidyn Toomey, Richard Brown, Devon Maddox

The best spellers in grades 4-8 at Valle Crucis School competed in a school-wide Spelling Bee Thursday and Jaidyn Toomey won the championship while Tyler Needham finished as runner up.

Tyler Needham (left) and Jaidyn Toomey (right) are the two best spellers at Valle Crucis this year.

Mabel Elementary kicked off spelling bee season in Watauga County Schools earlier this month, and Blowing Rock, Mabel and Bethel elementary schools have all held spelling bees so far this fall.

Once all of the individual schools competitions are completed, the Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee takes place Friday, October 14.

See pictures and read about Bethel’s spelling bee contest here.

See pictures and read about Mabel’s spelling bee contest here. 

See pictures and read about the Blowing Rock Spelling Bee here.