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Posted January 29, 2013

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Bellehaven Elementary Student Wins District Spelling Bee

Kamryn Armstrong spelled ‘sturgeon’ correctly.

More than 80 students from across the district’s elementary and middle schools competed on Thursday night in the APS Spelling Bee. All students had won their home schools' spelling bees. 

Kamryn Armstrong, a fifth-grade student from Bellehaven Elementary School took top honors after spelling 'sturgeon' correctly. Armstrong will join Joseph Churm of Desert Ridge Middle School, Alex Eaton from Jefferson Middle School and Mary Gresham from Double Eagle Elementary in representing the district at the New Mexico Spelling Bee on March 23. The winner of the statewide competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip from the Albuquerque Journal to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

Holly Newman, a teacher of the gifted at Sandia High School, coordinates the district spelling bee.

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