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Two Junior High Students to Compete in State Spelling Championships

Brett Lilly, from Williams Junior High School, was runner up and Sarah Marsh, from Johnson Junior High School, took first place during the 2012 Colusa County Junior High Spelling Contest. (Submitted to the WPR)

Submitted to the WPR

Seventh and eighth grade students competed Monday to send two of Colusa County’s top junior high school spellers to the State Junior High Spelling Championship, on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Sarah Marsh, an eighth grade student at Johnson Junior High School took first place in the Colusa County Junior High School Spelling Contest on March 12, 2012, and Brett Lilly, an eighth grade student at Williams Junior High School was runner-up. Both students will now advance to the State competition.

Colusa County Superintendent of Schools, Kay Spurgeon, was the Spelling Master for the written contest. The event, which included ten competitors and 32 words, finally ended after Sarah correctly spelled “chronic.”

Superintendent Spurgeon congratulated the winners and praised all participants for their commitment to high scholastic achievement. She also recognized the parents saying, “Your presence demonstrates that you are supporting your students and sending the message that educational excellence is important.”

The public is invited to the State junior high spelling event at Miller Creek School, in San Rafael, California. For further information, contact Tina Maxwell at 458-0350, ext. 10354, or



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