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Student Wins Second Place in State Spelling Bee
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Friday, December 08, 2017
Jemma Carroll
Jemma Carroll

Jemma Carroll, second grade student at Indian Hills Elementary School, took home second place in the annual State Deaf and Hard Hearing Spelling Bee on Tuesday, December 5.

The state competition was broken into grade levels, with contests among first- and second-graders; third- and fourth-graders; fifth- and sixth-graders; seventh- through ninth-graders; and 10th- through 12th-graders.

Jemma’s mother, Tiffany Carroll, says Jemma and her competitor spelled all 100 words correctly during the final round of the contest. The contest decided it would then use words from the third and fourth grade contest, increasing level of difficulty in order to determine the winner. Jemma was declared second place winner. In support of Jemma, Jemma’s teacher Ms. Sheri Hancock attended the competition.

Prior to the state competition, Jemma won first place in the Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee in October. Jemma will be recognized at the January 18 School Board Meeting.