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Valley View 8th grader to compete in statewide spelling bee

Clair McElligott wins local Valley View spelling bee March 14, 2017

Claire McElligott, a Valley View eighth grader, will compete in the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit (Metro ECSU) Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 22.

The champion of the Metro ECSU spelling bee will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Claire won first place in Valley View’s local bee by correctly spelling the adjective “bedraggled.” Following her local victory, she represented Valley View in the online Regional Spelling Bee in February, the results of which qualified her to move on to the next level.