BOONE — Parkway eighth grader Keith Tu correctly spelled the word “Communion” in the 10th round to secure victory in the Watauga County Schools district-wide spelling bee held Nov. 4 at the Margaret Gragg Education Center in Boone.

The top speller in each school was invited to attend the competition held at the WCS central office. This year’s contestants were: Madison Presnell of Bethel, Harry Cleveland of Blowing Rock, Kira Minor of Cove Creek, Allison Hansil of Green Valley, Maggie Kelley of Hardin Park, Cassidy Booker of Mabel, Keith Tu of Parkway, Tessa Gragg of Valle Crucis and Leoria Davenport of the Watauga Virtual Academy.

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