On Thursday, January 23, Grove School hosted the Central Oklahoma Region 13 Spelling Bee.

On Thursday, January 23, Grove School hosted the Central Oklahoma Region 13 Spelling Bee.

Nigal Blocker and Zion Keith represented Earlsboro, and Samantha Huff and Brice Koons represented Grove. It was a fierce competition taking 20 rounds to finally crown a champion. Sixth graders Zion Keith and Samantha Huff went back and forth for several rounds. Keith misspelled the word prairie; Huff correctly spelled gardenia and synonym to become the Region 13 Champion.

Samantha Huff of Grove and Zion Keith of Earlsboro will be representing Region 13 at the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee on March 8, 2014 at the University of Oklahoma. Winners from the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee will go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington D.C.