Matthew Shirah wins ETC Spelling Bee

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After 28 rounds of competition Matthew Shirah with West Fannin Elementary won the 5th Annual ETC3 Spelling Bee. He spelled “instantaneous” correctly after Ellie Pool spelled it incorrectly. He then spelled “pneumonia” correctly to win. His school received an additional $1500 and he was awarded a $1000 savings bond.

Ellie Pool with Jasper Elementary School was the runner up and she received a $500 savings bond.

Throughout the event, five Samsung Galaxy PC Tablets were given away. Those lucky winners included: Valerie Maple, Jasper Elementary; Elisha Cloy, Ball Ground Elementary; Matthew Shirah, West Fannin Elementary; Tucker Hall, Deer Crossing Home School Academy; and Ethan Mann, Blue Ridge Elementary. The spelling bee coordinators from each school were also entered into a drawing for a 2 night stay at the “Tree House Cabin” in Pigeon Forge. Mrs. Pam Hall with Deer Crossing Home School Academy was the lucky winner of the trip.

ETC is proud to host an event that recognized these 55 fifth graders for their academic achievement. The event was live on ETC3 but will re-air on December 10th at 7:00 p.m. In addition, you may call 706-276-9877 to purchase a DVD.

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Below is the listing of the ETC Spelling Bee participant, their school and proud parents:

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