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Spelling Bee scheduled for Feb. 23 at Payson High School

GILA COUNTY – Each year, teachers and administrators volunteer to spend many hours organizing and hosting classroom, school and district level spelling bees so they can send their top spellers to the County Spelling Bee. The Gila County School Superintendent’s Office encourages you to support County students and schools by attending this year’s Gila County Spelling Bee.

The 2017 Gila County Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Payson High School Auditorium, located at 301 S. McLane Road in Payson. The Gila County Spelling Bee is a public event, sponsored by the Gila County School Superintendent’s Office. 

The following schools will be represented at this year’s event:  Miami Jr/Sr High, Lee Kornegay Intermediate School, Rim Country Middle School, Pine-Strawberry Elementary School, Leonor Hambly K-8 School, High Desert Middle School, Tonto Basin Elementary School, and Young Public School.   

The winner of the County spelling bee will advance to the Arizona Education Foundation state competition, which will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Eight/Arizona PBS in Phoenix. Twenty-seven students from around the state will compete for the chance to represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in late May/early June 2017.

For more information on the Gila County Spelling Bee, please contact Christine Lopez by phone at 928-402-8783 or by email to clopez@gilacountyaz.gov. You can also find information on this and other upcoming events at gilacountyaz.gov/government/school_superintendent/.

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