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Bexley's Spencer Brooks wins Scripps College Regional Spelling Bee

Mar 13, 2012

Bexley's Spencer Brooks wins Scripps College Regional Spelling Bee

Spencer Brooks from Bexley Middle School wins the Regional Spelling Bee on March 10, 2012.RIGHT: Spencer Brooks from Bexley Middle School wins the Regional Spelling Bee on March 10, 2012. BELOW: Students from the region compete in the Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling Bee in Athens on March 10, 2012. / Photos by Ben Seigel, Ohio University

ATHENS, Ohio (March 13, 2012)—The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling Bee, held on the Athens campus on March 10, 2012, ended with Spencer Brooks of Bexley Middle School accurately spelling the word “theomachy,” a word of Greek origin meaning “a battle of strife among the gods.” Spencer Brooks will represent SE and Central Ohio at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27 to June 2, 2012, near Washington, D. C.

Felicity Jenkins of Symmes Valley Elementary School came in second and Erin Martinez of Olentangy Liberty Middle School came in third.

Spencer Brooks will receive a number of awards for his achievements: a Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, donated by Merriam-Webster; the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate donated by Mr. Jay Sugarman, Chairman and CEO of iStar Financial and a long-time supporter of the Bee, in honor of his father; a one-year subscription to Encyclopædia Britannica Online donated by Encyclopædia Britannica; and, a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate donated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Felicity Jenkins will receive a one-year subscription to Encyclopædia Britannica Online donated by Encyclopædia Britannica; and, a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate donated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Erin Martinez will receive a one-year subscription to Encyclopædia Britannica Online donated by Encyclopædia Britannica.

Students compete in spelling beeMore than 430 school champions took an online test in late February to qualify for the regional Bee. Of those champions, students with the top 70 scores received an invitation to participate in the Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling Bee.

Complete results can be found here.