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East Side fourth grader heading to Tri-State Spelling Bee

  • East Side Intermediate School spelling bee participants were: Front Row: Kaylee Vinson, Toree Wallace, and Cora Patterson.  Back Row:  Hadley Hunt, Dathan Case, and Layla Scott.

    East Side Intermediate School spelling bee participants were: Front Row: Kaylee Vinson, Toree Wallace, and Cora Patterson.  Back Row:  Hadley Hunt, Dathan Case, and Layla Scott.
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  • Hadley Hunt, school champion, and Dathan Case, East Side runner-up.

    Hadley Hunt, school champion, and Dathan Case, East Side runner-up.
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  • Here are the fourth grade classroom winners. front row, from left: Trenton DePew, Payton Hall, Kenady Herren, Austin Palmer, Kylie Price, and Hadley Hunt Back Row: Will Pancake, Cora Patterson, Kouper Goodson, Caleb Gore, Zeaden Bute, Keton Hargrove, Daven Vargas, and Haylee Jones

    Here are the fourth grade classroom winners. front row, from left: Trenton DePew, Payton Hall, Kenady Herren, Austin Palmer, Kylie Price, and Hadley Hunt Back Row: Will Pancake, Cora Patterson, Kouper Goodson, Caleb Gore, Zeaden Bute, Keton Hargrove, Daven Vargas, and Haylee Jones
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  • 4th grade winner Hadley Hunt, left, and Cora Patterson, runner up

    4th grade winner Hadley Hunt, left, and Cora Patterson, runner up
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  • The third grade classroom winners. Front Row: Rylan Palmer, Aadyn Harrison, Marley Williams, Toree Wallace, Layla Scott, and Jarett Holbrook Back Row: Wiley Mott, Addison Stokich, Desinee Nelson, Lynlei Schiff, Maddux Smothers, and MaKiah Yarber

    The third grade classroom winners. Front Row: Rylan Palmer, Aadyn Harrison, Marley Williams, Toree Wallace, Layla Scott, and Jarett Holbrook Back Row: Wiley Mott, Addison Stokich, Desinee Nelson, Lynlei Schiff, Maddux Smothers, and MaKiah Yarber
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  • Third grade runners up Toree Wallace, left and Layla Scott.

    Third grade runners up Toree Wallace, left and Layla Scott.
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  • Front Row:  R.J. Timmons, Caleb Williford, Brady Davis, Owen Rann, Dathan Case, and Maddi Brown Back Row: Hannah Jones, Adrian Mann, Jack Mitchell, Connor Price, Dalton Barker, Aubri Harrison, Kaylee Vinson, and Olivia Wysynski.

    Front Row:  R.J. Timmons, Caleb Williford, Brady Davis, Owen Rann, Dathan Case, and Maddi Brown Back Row: Hannah Jones, Adrian Mann, Jack Mitchell, Connor Price, Dalton Barker, Aubri Harrison, Kaylee Vinson, and Olivia Wysynski.
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  • Fifth grade spelling bee winner Dalthan Case and runner-up Kaylee Vinson.

    Fifth grade spelling bee winner Dalthan Case and runner-up Kaylee Vinson.
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  • Hadley Hunt, East Side Intermediate School 2018 spelling bee champion.

    Hadley Hunt, East Side Intermediate School 2018 spelling bee champion.
    Courtesy of East Side Intermediate School

 
Submitted by East Side Intermediate School
Posted on 2/23/2018, 1:00 AM

HARRISBURG -- Fourth-grader Hadley Hunt will represent Harrisburg in the Tri-State Spelling Bee in Evansville, Ind. after winning preliminary spelling bees in January.

On Jan. 11, Hunt became the East Side Intermediate Spelling Bee champion. Prior to that contest, grade school level spelling bees were held on Jan. 4. Winners and runners-up from each grade level competed in the school contest.

This is Hunt's second year in a row winning the East Side overall contest, having won in 2017 while a third-grader. She is the daughter of Ryne and Blaire Hunt.