PUTNAM SPELLING BEE Hurricane Middle School Student Wins County Spelling Bee
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jan. 14, 2013 3:41 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 15, 2013 10:36 AM EST
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, Putnam County
, West Virginia
A Hurricane Middle School student won the county spelling bee.
Robert Webster, an eighth-grader at the school, captured the champion title Thursday.
The competition was held at the Putnam Career and Technical Center.
Webster went up against champions from more than a dozen elementary schools and four other middle schools to win the bee.
Rebekah Dimsdale, a fifth-grader from Lakeside Elementary, placed as first runner-up.
Webster and Dimsdale will represent Putnam County in the regional competition that takes place in March. The two will compete for a chance to attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
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