• TMMS’ Murray takes first place in county bee
By Brian Bowden

Olivia Murray, shown above with TMMS Principal Neal Tam, took first place at the county spelling bee on Feb. 7. Photo by Brian Bowden.

"You're going to spell some words that Mr. Tam probably can't spell," said TMMS Principal Neal Tam as he welcomed the 16 finalists to the county spelling bee.
The bee, held on Feb. 7 at TMMS, featured students from Norris Elementary, Dearing Elementary and TMMS who placed in their respective school bees.
"These are the best of the best from fourth and fifth grade at Dearing, fourth and fight grade at Norris and sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School," said Tam.
While the first word, bandit, was spelled correctly, it didn't take long for the words to start knocking the group of 16 out one-by-one. The first contestant that was eliminated spelled sable, s-a-i-b-l-e. Some of the more trying words were earthenware, alcove, geode and belladonna.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 13, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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