Asia Scurry, an eighth grader at Rothschild Middle School, has been named the winner of the Muscogee County School District spelling bee.
Scurry beat out 46 other students in grades four through eight to win the title. Her winning words were factitious, meaning artificial or contrived, and innocuous, meaning not harmful.
Second place went to Faith Odutola, a seventh grader at Richards Middle. The third place winner was Vineeth Harish, a fourth grader at Britt David Magnet Academy.
Scurry received a dictionary and thesaurus set, along with her trophy. She will represent Muscogee County in the regional bee on February 27 at Fort Valley State University.
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