Students spell their way to the next level of spelling bee competition

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Seventeen Dallas ISD students spelled their way to the Dallas County spelling bee after the district round was conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

There were 95 students from 60 schools who participated at bees at César Chavez Learning Center, Clinton P. Russell Elementary School, Henry B. Gonzales Elementary School, Jerry Junkins Elementary School and Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary School. The county bee will feature winners from public schools in the county and will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Dallas County Schools Technology & Training Center, 5151 Samuell Blvd.

Dallas ISD students advancing to the county bee are:

Samantha Aquino, E.D. Walker Middle School
Davonta Brown, Jerry Junkins Elementary School
Ramon Contreras, J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard
Morgan Dodd, William B. Miller Elementary School
Johnny Elias, William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted
Isaac Guevara, Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center
Daniel Hernandez, Anne Frank Elementary School
Campbell Jones, Rosemont Elementary School
Rudy Mitchell, Stephen C. Foster Elementary School
Leahna Salinas, Lida Hooe Elementary School
Adrienne Tang, William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted
LaZariya Taylor, Charles Rice Learning Center
Jaelynn Terry, Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School
Patrick Trei, Victor H. Hexter Elementary School
Treniti Dunn, Adelle Turner Elementary School
Lola West, K.B. Polk Vanguard Center for Academically Talented and Gifted
Bryan Zamacona, Lorenzo de Zavala Elementary School

Pictured are scenes from the district bee on Jan. 12 at Chávez.

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