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Paris Junior High student wins Lamar County Spelling Bee

Two Paris Junior High students spelled their way to the top at the Lamar County Spelling Bee on Feb. 9.

Hannah Cunningham, a seventh-grade student at Paris Junior High, took first place at Lamar County Spelling Bee and will compete at the 64th annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee in March 2022. Arjan Khadka, also a seventh-grade Paris Junior High student, took second place. He is the alternate if Hannah cannot make it to the Dallas regional bee for whatever reason.

After winning their campus bees in January, sixteen students competed from North Lamar ISD, Paris ISD, and Excel Christian Academy.

“We are extremely proud of the hard work that all of our Paris ISD students put into this year’s spelling bee. We wish Hannah the best of luck at the Regional Spelling Bee with lots of support that she will make it to Nationals,” said Jerrica Liggins, Director of Secondary Education for Paris ISD