Spelling bee champ announced in Purdy

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Purdy Elementary School teachers Cindy Burnside, rear left, and Sarah Willson, rear right, hosted the annual Purdy Elementary Spelling Bee on Jan. 29. After an intense final round, sixth grader Zachary George, front left, son of Shelly George, claimed victory by correctly spelling “rehearsal” and “unforgettable.” George will represent the Purdy Eagles at the annual Joplin Globe Spelling Bee on March 18. First runner-up and alternate was fourth grader Cyris Williams, front right, grandson of Doug and Marsha Williams, who will compete at Joplin if George is unable to participate. Contributed photo

Purdy Elementary School teachers Cindy Burnside, rear left, and Sarah Willson, rear right, hosted the annual Purdy Elementary Spelling Bee on Jan. 29.