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Community Focus - Fayette County Spelling Bee

  • February 22, 2013

Austin Booth, a 7th grader at Lexington Traditional Middle School won the Fayette County Spelling Bee on February 19, 2013. Austin competed against 68 other youth from public, private, parochial and home schools across Fayette County and was awarded with a trophy and $75.00 cash.

Fayette County Farm Bureau sponsored the county wide spelling bee for all students in grades four through eight. The Spelling Bee was held at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office. The Spelling Bee is recognized state-wide, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau & the Kentucky Derby Festival.

Second place was awarded to Julia Radhadrishnan, a 7th grade home school student. Third place was awarded to Shashank Bhatt, a 6th grader from Winburn Middle School. Both received medallions and cash prizes.

Austin will represent Fayette County at the Kentucky Derby Festival State Spelling Bee on March 9, 2013 at the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY.

For additional information on the 2013 Fayette County Spelling Bee, contact Carrie Johnson, Fayette County Farm Bureau Executive Director, 253-0023.

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