Spelling Bee Becomes Longest in History for Oxford School District

Left to Right: 1st Place Winner- Gates Allen, 7th Grade, 2nd Place Winner- Keerthin Karthikeyan, 8th Grade, 5th Place Winner- Prajwal Murphy- 6th grade, 3rd Place Winner- Lola Fyke- 8th grade, 4th Place- Avery Hyche- 6th grade

The Oxford School District Spelling Bee Winners have been named for 2019. Twenty students competed from grades 5-8 and the top 5 will advance to the Lafayette County Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lafayette Middle School (LMS) Auditorium.

2019 District Spelling Bee Winners:

First Place – Gates Allen, 7th Grade & District Spelling Bee Champion
Second Place – Keerthin Karthikeyan, 8th Grade
Third Place – Lola Fyke, 8th Grade
Fourth Place – Avery Hyche, 6th Grade
Fifth Place – Prajwal Murthy, 6th Grade

This week’s tough competition lasted 2 1/2 hours with 34 spelling rounds when Gates Allen spelled “pectoral” to win the District Spelling Bee. The winner of the Lafayette County Bee will advance to The 2019 Mississippi Spelling Bee on March 19, 2019, at the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network in Jackson, Mississippi. Winner of the Mississippi Spelling Bee will advance to the 2019 National Spelling Bee.


Oxford School District press release

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