7th grader wins Blackmon Road Middle School spelling bee

7th grader wins Blackmon Road Middle School spelling bee

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Dozen of kids skipped class today to show off their spelling skills.

25 students participated in the Blackmon Road Middle School spelling bee in their media center.

After a long back and forth between the final two, the winner was seventh grader Blake McNeil.

The runner-up was sixth grader Savera Patel.

News Leader 9's Jason Dennis was the caller for the spelling bee.

The winning word was plaintiff.

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