BMS spelling bee: Gracie Peters wins

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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By Lydia Grimes



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Not many can say it and even more can’t spell it.

But there are many other words that are hard to spell.

Maybe this one wasn’t on the list of words at the recent Spelling Bee at Brewton Middle School, but there were others that stumped contestants.Two students rose to the top to take home the trophy representing their classes and then to compete in the school contest. The next stop is the county-wide contest sometime in the next few months. The date has not been decided yet, but will most probably take place in Flomaton after the first of the year.Gracie Peters, a seventh grader, won first place in the BMS contest. Her spelling words of ruefully and pennant won her the top prize. “I like school and my favorite subject is reading,” she said. “I love to read all kinds of books. I am a A-B student and play the clarinet in the band. I want to become a pediatrician when I grow up because I want to be a doctor and I like kids.”

She is the daughter of Laquetta Garvin. Audrey Pettis, fifth grader at BMS, was the runner-up in the school contest and she will attend the county-wide spelling bee in Flomaton.

She will compete if Peters is unable to. Her spelling words were humanitarian and percussion. “I like school and I am a A-B student,” she said. “I play the saxophone in the band and I love to do cross-word puzzles. I like school because I get to see all my friends. I want to become an archeologist or a paleontologist because my favorite subject is science.”Pettis is the daughter of Chelsea and Aaron Pettis.