Jefferson seventh-grader gets "hysterical" at Spelling Bee
FEBRUARY 17, 2012 - Adelaide Campbell, a seventh-grader at Jefferson Middle School, spelled the word "hysterical" to win the annual Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Spelling Bee today.
The bee came down to Campbell and Emily Morgan, an eighth-grader at Hanes Magnet School. After going back and forth for several rounds, Campbell spelled "quarantine" and "hysterical" back-to-back to win.
Pau Simiyu, a sixth-grader at East Forsyth Middle School, finished third. A total of 55 elementary and middle school students competed in the bee.
Campbell will compete in the regional spelling bee on March 18.
Adelaide Campbell (center), with her mother, Heidi Campbell, and
David Fonseca, the assistant superintendent for instructional services.