“The Championship Word is Arachnid”

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By Julie Johansen

This is the word that Jexton Woodhouse, eighth grader from Canyon View Middle School, spelled to win the Emery District Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon.

Eighteen fourth through eighth grade students participated, representing the elementary and middle schools within the district. After four rounds, the number of contestants was narrowed to three. In the next round, the top two spellers were determined and entered the championship round.

Competing in the region spelling bee in Moab on March 6 will be Woodhouse, first place; Jaxon Durrant, fifth grader from Huntington Elementary, second place; and Bryndli Stevens, a sixth grader from San Rafael Middle School, third place.

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