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District Spelling Bee is Saturday

Gwinnett's best spellers

Spellers from GCPS attending Saturday's competition include the following in order of their finish at the Feb. 4 county-wide bee:

  1. Sumedh Garimella, Hull Middle

  2. Ryan Bhowmik, Trickum Middle

  3. Karl Patram, Crews Middle

  4. Kelsey Dabrowski, Berkmar Middle

  5. Trung Bui, Lilburn Middle

  6. Stephanie Chun, Lilburn Elementary

  7. Rohan Ramdeholl, North Gwinnett Middle

  8. Duabo Feghabo, Summerour Middle

  9. Alma Willis, Duluth Middle

  10. Amy Jenkins, Twin Rivers Middle

  11. Sabarish Sainathan, Five Forks Middle

  12. Giselle DiSilva, Sycamore Elementary

SUWANEE -- The students who outperformed competitors in the Gwinnett County Public Schools spelling bee are headed to the District 3 event Saturday to try and win at the next level.

The top 12 spellers from GCPS and a winner from Buford City will take their places at 10 a.m. at North Gwinnett High School to defend against others in the region. Other school systems in District 3 include Banks, Barrow, Buford City, Gainesville City, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Jefferson City, Madison, Rabun, Stephens, a private school and three home schools.

From the event, a district winner and runner up will emerge for the next level of competition.

"It's quite an honor to get to the district, but it's really a great honor to go on to the state bee," said event director Donnis Terry.

Buford City student Brandon Sudge plans to compete, and Aubrey Daniels is his alternate.