LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/25/13) – Austin Booth, a seventh-grader at Lexington Traditional Magnet School, won the 2013 Fayette County Spelling Bee, taking home a trophy and a $75 prize. Austin competed Feb. 19 against 68 other youth from public, private, parochial and home schools across Lexington. Third place went to Shashank Bhatt, a sixth-grader at Winburn Middle School.
Fayette County Farm Bureau sponsored the countywide spelling bee for students in grades 4-8 gathered at the Cooperative Extension Office. Austin will represent Fayette County at the Kentucky Derby Festival State Spelling Bee on March 9 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.
For more information on the county bee, contact Farm Bureau’s Carrie Johnson at (859) 253-0023.
Information provided by Tammy Lane
Photo provided by the Fayette County School System
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