Education digest —

Curry County spelling bee winners

Ariel Kokoricha, fourth-grade student at Clovis Christian School, was declared champion of the Curry County spelling bee Friday.

Kokoricha won the competition in the eighth round with the word epilepsy. Runner-up was Alyssa Benway, 13, an eighth-grade student at Yucca Middle School.

Kokoricha will participate in the statewide spelling bee in Albuquerque on March 24.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Benna Sayyed. He may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: