Seventh Grader wins 2018 LCPS Spelling Bee

Seventh Grader wins 2018 LCPS Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

It was a victory that left most of those in the audience wondering one question.

“What’s a dugong?”

That’s the word seventh grader Lucy Montana of Louisa County Middle School correctly spelled to take home the title in the 2018 LCPS Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 24th.

Thirty spellers competed in this year’s bee. Montana was the only one left standing after 16 rounds. She correctly spelled “sarcasm” in the 15th round to earn a chance to spell the championship word.

Another Bobcat, sixth grader Kierstin Butler, took home the first-runner up trophy. Butler was tripped up by the word “imperative.”

By winning, Montana secured a spot in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 10th in Richmond. The bee is hosted by The Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

And for anyone still wondering, a dugong is an aquatic mammal found on the coasts of the Indian Ocean from Eastern Africa to northern Australia.

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