Young representatives from local schools met on Wednesday to compete for the title of Grayson County Spelling Bee Champion, and the chance to represent the area in the upcoming regional competition.

Young representatives from local schools met on Wednesday to compete for the title of Grayson County Spelling Bee Champion, and the chance to represent the area in the upcoming regional competition.


Students representing five local schools met for the event, sponsored, organized and hosted by Grayson College. Each student won a similar bee at their school for the opportunity to compete at the county level. Administrative staff and faculty served as judges for the event.


After 23 rounds, sixth grader Sarah McGinn from Dillingham Intermediate School in Sherman claimed victory by spelling the word "Caucasian" correctly. Rafe McConnell, a seventh grader representing Texoma Christian School, will serve as an alternate for the next level of competition.


McGinn will represent the county at the upcoming Dallas Morning News Regional Spelling Bee in Dallas on March 22. The regional contest will see McGinn compete against representatives from 37 other counties across North Texas. If she wins in Dallas, McGinn will get the opportunity to compete in May at the national contest held in Washington, D.C.