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Following her second-place finish in 2017, Sadie Storm of Plum Point Middle School is the champion of the 31stCalvert County Spelling Bee.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We are happy to provide this opportunity for our high- achieving students. Congratulations to our winners.”

After fourteen rounds, Sadie correctly spelled the word“vamplate” to win the contest, which included forty-one students from Calvert County public and private middle schools.

Kyle Page of Northern Middle School captured second place. Aiden McPhillips, also of Plum Point Middle School, took home third place.

Iris Schaecher coaches the Plum Point Middle School team, and Brandon Aris coaches at Northern Middle School.

Sadie, an eighth grader, will represent Calvert County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.

The Spelling Bee was sponsored by Calvert County Public Schools, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Merriam-Webster, and Encyclopedia Britannica.