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Regional Spelling Bee Competition Available on Carolina On Demand

Release Date: 03/23/2012

Raleigh, NC (March 23, 2012) Remember the pressure of competing in your school’s spelling bee? For several area stellar spellers and their families, it will be an experience they won’t soon forget thanks to Time Warner Cable.

That’s because Time Warner Cable video-taped the recently held 72nd annual Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee and is making the competition available for viewing on Carolina On Demand (channels 199 and 1047) starting this Sunday, March 25. The program will be listed as “Spelling Bee” in the “All New” and “Education” categories.

Students from 32 school systems, including home schools, area private schools and charter schools (see list of students below), competed in the regional spelling bee. The winner of this regional competition is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC in late May.

Bee words ran the gamut, from the fairly simple opening word "condor" to more challenging words such as “quisling"—a Norwegian word for traitor—which popped up four words later. According to pronouncer Robin Richards, who has been reading words to local spelling bee contestants for nearly 20 years, there were also an unusual number of words this year of Japanese and Arabic origin.

Time Warner Cable digital cable customers who want to test their spelling acumen or simply watch their local spelling superstars shine in the spotlight can watch the competition on their schedule at no additional charge.

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Spelling Bee Contestants

Alexander Co. Tanner Shull
Alleghany Co. Sylvan Kilby
Ashe Co. Jacob Key
Asheboro City Kailey Phelps
Avery Co. Jason Rhodes
Caldwell Co. Courtney Edwards
Carroll Co., Virginia Arynn Hall
Caswell Co. Ian Drake
Central Piedmont Non-Public Schools Daniel Mayo
Davidson Co. Nejat Alkadir
Davie Co. Joseph Ibrahim
Elkin City Schools Emma Aldridge
Guilford Co. Dharani Govindasamy
Henry Co. Colby Willard
Iredell-Statesville Amanda Arenella
Lexington City Taylor Staton
Martinville City, Virginia Katie Gilbert
Montgomery Co. Zihattion Thomas
Mt. Airy City Owen Perkins
Patrick Co. , Virginia Nicholas Hughes
Randolph Co. Olivia Gillaspie
Regional Charter Schools Ashton Rierson
Regional Home Educators Tianna Knight
Rowan-Salisbury Robert Yount
Stokes Co. Isaac Williams
Surry Co. Miguel Garcia
Watauga Co. Daniel Vaughan
Western Regional Non-Public Yasmine Deep
Wilkes Co. Adam Nguyen
Winston-Salem Forsyth Co.Non- Public Preston Lindsay
Winston-Salem Forsyth Co. Public Adelaide Campbell
Yadkin Co. Nathan Taylor


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