Third grader Corbin Brooks won the 65th Annual Washington County Spelling Bee for the second time last night. Brooks also won the Bee last year as a second grader, besting many other older kids. The Bee was down to the final 3 spellers in the 15th round when 3rd place finisher Levi DuPont, a 6th grader from Brenham Middle School missed on the word “ingenious”. Corbin Brooks and Sadaf Shireen would then go on to battle 25 more rounds before Shireen stumbled on the word “paparazzo”. Brooks would the correctly spell “paparazzo” and then the word “picaresque” to win the Bee.
Corbin Brooks is a 3rd grader at Alton Elementary School and in the son of Bill and Carol Brooks. Sadaf Shireen is a 6th grader at Brenham Middle School and is the daughter of Nizam Mohammed and Aamna Baig. Levi DuPont is also a 6th grader at Brenham Middle School and is the son of Matthew and Casey DuPont. The top three finishers each received a cash prize from Spelling Bee sponsor KWHI and will advance on to the Regional Bee at Rudder High School in Bryan on February 8th.