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Super Spellers excel at District Spelling Bee

Arianna Wood, 7th grade student, became the Marana Unified School District’s spelling bee champion in the 9th round. After a spell off between the final two spellers, the Tortolita Middle School student correctly spelled the final word “parfait” after respelling the word “pampas” which was spelled incorrectly by her opponent.

The District Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:15 am in the auditorium at Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd. Tucson 85742.

Over 5,500 Marana Unified School District students, representing twelve elementary schools and two middle schools, competed in classroom and school spelling bees over the past two months in order to be one of the 30 spellers competing at the Marana district Bee.

Arianna Wood will be joined by the next three top contestants, and alternate, at the Pima County Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00am at Canyon Del Oro Auditorium, 25 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704.

1st Place:                 Arianna Wood, Tortolita Middle School, 7th grade
2nd Place:                Adonn Lucero, Marana Middle School, 7th grade
3rd Place:                Trenton O’Donnell, Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, 5th grade
4th Place:                 Jacob Hart, DeGrazia Elementary School, 5th grade
5th Place/Alternate  Colleen Allen, Ironwood Elementary School, 6th grade