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Meet the Jackson County spelling bee co-champions

March 17, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 16, 2012 at 10:17 p.m.


1st Place: All-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Spelling Bee competition sponsored by Victoria Advocate; Webster's Third New International Dictionary (donated by Merriam-Webster); Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate - valued at approximately $50 (donated by Mr. Jay Sugarman in honor of his father); One-year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online (donated by Encyclopedia Britannica); Valerie Supplement (donated by Hexco)

2nd Place: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition (donated by Merriam-Webster); One-year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online; Valerie Supplement (donated by Hexco)

3rd Place: One-year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online

4th Place: $20 gift certificate (donated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee)

5th Place: $20 gift certificate

Twelve spellers from around the Crossroads are prepared to war over words for the chance to be crowned the 2012 Regional Spelling Bee Champion.

Each day, we'll feature, in all their glory, the co-champions from participating counties.

Today's co-champions are from Jackson County - Kassandra Jones, of Ganado Elementary, and Pauline Negrete, of Edna Junior High School.

The Regional Spelling Bee premieres at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Victoria College's Johnson Symposium, 2200 E. Red River St.

If you can't make it to the battle royale, be sure to check out our live video from the event at



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