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Brown wins eighth annual SeDoMoCha Middle School District Spelling Bee

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Eighth-grader Nathanael Brown emerged as the last speller standing during the eighth annual SeDoMoCha Middle School District Spelling Bee on the evening of Jan. 9.

The bee serves as the Piscataquis County qualifier for the Maine State Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Portland Press Herald and is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Should Brown be unable to attend, then SeDoMoCha Middle School runner-up Adam Taylor — a seventh-grader who earned first-place honors at the district level in 2017 — will take his place as the alternate.

Sixteen students, one from each class among the four grades, qualified for the bee. The pupils were presented with a certificate for qualifying for the spelling bee. The certificates included the words each student spelled correctly written on the back

The 2018 SeDoMoCha Middle School District Spelling Bee qualifiers were fifth-graders Brooklyn Black, Alexis Heretakis, Calvin Landry and Jack Murray; sixth-graders Jasmine Lockwood, Wyatt Rayfield, Dominick Scuderi and Owen Sherman; seventh-graders Jay Johnson, Emily McGrew, Nathaniel Porter and Adamy Taylor, and eighth-graders Madison Andrade-Swan, Nathanael Brown, Aidan Currie and Miles Gadwah.

Brown joins previous winners including Taylor las year, Taylor’s sister Madeline Taylor in 2016, Steffi Victoria (who earned top honors in both 2015 and 2014), Phoenix Eastman in 2013, Jenna Clukey in 2012 and Shania Roussel in 2011.

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THE SCHOOL’S TOP SPELLERS — Eighth-grader Nathanael Brown, right, won the SeDoMoCha Middle School District Spelling Bee on Jan. 9 to qualify for the state competition in March. Also pictured is runner-up Adam Taylor, a seventh-grader who won the bee at the school in Dover-Foxcroft last year.

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THEY ALL SPELL WELL — On Jan. 9 SeDoMoCha Middle School hosted the eighth annual district spelling bee with the top grade 5-8 spellers competing for a chance to advance to the Maine State Spelling Bee in March at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Bee participants were front, from left, Alexis Heretakis, Jack Murray, Brooklynn Black, Nathaniel Porter, Owen Sherman and Wyatt Rayfield. Middle, Madison Andrade-Swan, Adam Taylor — the bee runner-up, Jay Johnson, Emily McGrew, Jasmine Lockwood and Dominick Scuderi. Back, Calvin Landry, Miles Gadwah, Nathanael Brown — the bee winner and Aidan Currie.

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