Richards Middle School names winner of spelling bee

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Several students competed in Richards Middle School's spelling bee Monday.

Thirty-one students strived  to be the winner of the competition. News Leader 9's Jason Dennis was the announcer of the words.

Seventh-grader Jaylin Flegler won the spelling bee after spelling the final word, "cabaret." He will compete in the district-wide bee in early 2018.

The runner-up was sixth-grader, Rishi Yarlagadda.

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