Seventh grader Franki Howard will represent King and Queen County Public Schools at the regional spelling bee.
Howard won the division spelling bee on the word “alcove” on Jan. 24, according to Lawson-Marriott Elementary School Principal Jennifer Perry.
The top 10 winning students from both Lawson-Marriott and King and Queen Elementary School in grades first through seventh participated in the division wide championship.
King and Queen Elementary sixth grader Clover Hurley won division runner-up. Howard will participate in the regional spelling bee in Richmond on March 9.
Top competitors for Lawson-Marriott Elementary:
William Bowers, Kamora Hill, Franki Howard (school and division champion), Jessie Hudson, Jamel Hunter, Tallulah Kennedy, Cheyenne Locklear, Shaniyah Perkins, Jillian Smith and Thobyas Walker
Top competitors for King and Queen Elementary:
Rex Burroughs, Jermara Green (school champion), Khloe Hulon, Clover Hurley (division runner up), Donovan Johnson, Shaniya King-Bey, Brooke Langford, Jakari Lewis, Peyton Marshall, Serenity Walsh, Lucas Wauhop and Jasey White.