N-I-C-E: Fifteen students advance to County Spelling Bee

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Can you spell  S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R?

These 15 Dallas ISD students who have advanced to the County Spelling Bee sure can! The students, who were the top spellers at the district-wide spelling bee that featured 131 students from 79 schools, will compete Feb. 14 at Hall of State Auditorium- Fair Park.  The students will compete for a chance to win more than $50,000 in scholarships and prizes at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The top Dallas ISD spellers are:

James Marshall Dallas Environmental Science Academy
Ember Carvajal Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard
Benjamin Pelphrey William B. Travis Academy
Giavanna Cormier Geneva Heights Elementary School
Semaj Cline Boude Story Middle School
Joel Lomas Clinton Russell Elementary School
Diego Torres Jerry Junkins Elementary School
Leila Serratos Walnut Hill Elementary School
Steven Quiroz Richard Lagow Elementary School
Aubrianna Cleveland Richard Lagow Elementary School
Omar Muniz Ebby Halliday Elementary School
Sammi Reese Adelle Turner Elementary School
Miklo Rocha Lida Hooe Elementary School
Andrew “Jack” Blair William Lipscomb Elementary School
JanCarlos Alas John J. Pershing Elementary School
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