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PMS Spelling Bee Champion

Spelling Bee

Tatum Smith is an 8th grade student at Poquoson Middle School. She excelled at the School Spelling Bee in January by winning the title of Champion for the second year in a row. She defended her title by correctly spelling challenging words, such as “hydrargyrum”. Tatum then competed in the Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee at WHRO on February 15th. This is the second time she has earned a spot in the prestigious competition. She was able to place in the third round of the competition. When asked the best way to prepare for the competition, Tatum responded, “Read, read, read…and read weird things!”