The best speller in Washington County will be named tonight (Thursday) at the 64th Annual Washington County Spelling Bee.
The top three spellers in tonight’s local bee will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee, and will also receive cash prizes from KWHI. The regional bee will held in Bryan ISD on a Saturday in February. The exact date and location have not been decided.
The spelling bee starts at 6 p.m., and can be heard live on KWHI AM 1280, FM 101.7, and kwhi.com. KWHI will also livestream the bee on our Facebook page.
This year’s spelling bee participants include:
Alternate – Samantha Blanchard
Alternate – Claire Huff
Alternate – Zakirah Anderson
Brenham Middle School:
Alternate – Valentina Canales-Ponce
Brenham Junior High:
Alternate – Uyen Le
First Baptist Church School:
Alternate – Sadie Faithaur
Burton Junior High:
Alternate – Justin Walker
St. Paul’s Christian Day School:
Alternate – Laney Schovajsa
Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Jamey Johnson
Caller: Diana Hodde
Judges: Loyce VanHook, Brenham ISD; Kathleen Bedrich, First Baptist Church School; Dr. Edna Kennedy, Superintendent of Burton ISD