After six intense rounds of spelling words that would take many a dictionary or spell check to get right, a fifth grader from Wright Elementary school was named the district spelling bee champion on Monday night.
Amy Dotson won the bee by correctly spelling the word "pretzel."
After seven of the participants had been eliminated for misspelling words such as anchovy, cadenza and manicure, Dotson went head-to-head against Shannon Harover, an eight-grader from East Middle in the final round.
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