Six vie for Curry County spelling bee crown

Freedom New Mexico

The Curry County Spelling Bee starts at 9 a.m. today at Clovis Community College in Room 512.

The winner of the county bee will participate in a statewide spelling bee in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque bee will determine the winner representing New Mexico at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Winners from the participating schools competing in today’s event:

• Rafeal Maldonado, Texico elementary

• Jonah Walls, Texico Junior High

• Maija Brown, Grady

• Renee East, James Bickley Elementary

• Jennifer Suan, Yucca Middle School

• Zachary Burrell, Zia Elementary