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By Stephanie Cunningham
Ledger Staff 

'Tragic' ending leads to win

Brewton Middle School student claims county-wide spelling title


February 8, 2018

Stephanie Cunningham

From left are Pettis, Bowen, Sowards and Knight

"Tragic" was slowly and deliberately spelled out in the otherwise quiet library of Flomaton High School Tuesday morning as Jade Sowards spoke the letters to earn her way to the state championship spelling bee. Sowards, an eighth grader at Brewton Middle School won the Escambia County county-wide spelling bee in the fourth round against her competitors.

Escambia County had four participants in this year's event including Sowards, Michael Bowen, a fourth grader from Flomaton Elementary School, Racquel Knight, an eighth grader from Escambia County Middle School and Audrey Pettis, a fourth gra...

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