Fifth-grader Morgan Wagner was crowned division champion of the West Point Public Schools spelling bee on Jan. 23.
Wagner won the division spelling bee by spelling “penalty” correctly, according to West Point Public Schools director of instruction Nate Leach.
The spelling bee was judged by Vice Mayor Deborah Ball, School Board chairman Paul Diggs, town manager John Edwards and Laura Shreaves, according to the post.
Morgan will compete in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee against other students from local divisions at 1 p.m. March 9, according to Nate Leach.
The grade level winners:
First grade: Oscar Anderson
Second grade: Kendall Hylton
Third grade and division runner-up: Olivia Clouting
Fourth grade: Allison Tober
Fifth grade and division champion: Morgan Wagner
Sixth grade: Prince Mori
Seventh grade: Joseph Campbell
Eighth grade: Cassidy Heidelberg