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Piedmont's Haley Growcock Receives 2nd Place in County Spelling Bee
"Veraciousâ€ is an adjective from the Latin word verax, meaning speaking or representing the truth. Spelling it correctly, however, won the Union County Public Schoolsâ€™ reigning spelling bee champion, Marvin Ridge Middle School eighth grader Prakash Mishra, the top speller title again at this yearâ€™s competition held Wednesday (January 19, 2011) at Central Academy of Technology and Arts.
The runner-up in the UCPS 2011 Spelling Bee was Hayley Growcock, a seventh grader at Piedmont Middle. Growcock will represent the school system in the event Mishra cannot attend. She made it through 22 rounds of the competition, but lost the battle on the word â€œtransience,â€ an adjective meaning lasting only for a short time; as in â€œa transient cold spell.â€
At the close of competition, Superintendent Dr. Ed Davis, congratulated all competitors. â€œYouâ€™re all winners,â€ he said. â€œYou had to win in your class, and then you had to win your schoolâ€™s spelling bee. Then you came here to represent your school. All of you represented your school and your family with dignity and pride today. Iâ€™m so impressed with the poise and grace that you showed.â€
--This article was provided courtesy of the Communications Office of the Union County Public Schools.
Written by: Mrs. Karen Barbee
Posted: Jan 21, 2011 by Mrs. Karen Barbee