Lowcountry Preparatory School student runner-up in spelling bee

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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On March 4, Chetna Patel was the runner-up in Myrtle Beach Sun News Regional Spelling Bee.

Patel, a Lowcountry Preparatory School seventh-grader, became the runner-up with the word jomon.

Patel will go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., if the winner is not able to go.

Patel also won the seventh-grade SCISA State Spelling Bee on March 12 at the Williamsburg Academy.

With two spellers left, the other student missed the word surveillance. Patel then spelled surveillance and infinitesimal for the win.

Emily Skillman also won the third place for her grade. Patel, Skillman, Cambree Werther and Emily Fairfield brought home the trophy for the overall second place at the SCISA State Spelling Bee.

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