66th Regional Spelling Bee 3-4-17

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Grant Taylor throws up his arms after spelling the word poach correctly and winning the spelling bee. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Detail photo of the trophies that were awarded. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Cheryl Noel dances with her son Matthew Noel to lighten the mood before the competition. Matthew went on to take second place. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Detail photo of one of the special awards. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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View from the spellers' microphone. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Spelling Bee judge Dr. Ronald North talks to the audience and spellers before the competition. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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The judges used this form to keep track of the spellers. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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From left, First place winner Grant Taylor and second place winner Matthew Noel show off their awards. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Rohan Felton, of All Saints Episcopal School during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Gabby Peralta of Sundown ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Matthew Noel of Frenship ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Cathryn Johnson of Seminole ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Britney Mannaof Lubbock ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Abigail Zheng of Lubbock-Cooper ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Grant Taylor of Lubbock Christian School during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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McKinley Slover of Brownfield ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Dhvni Sharma of Muleshoe ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Heaven Miles of Snyder ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Lance Jinon of Christ the King during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Avita High of Lamesa ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Jadon Garza of Shallowater ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Kylie Nguyen of St. Joseph School during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Andres Cass of Harmony Science Academy during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

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Ashanti Riddle of Levelland ISD during the practice round. The A-J Media held their annual spelling bee at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (Mark Rogers/for A-J Media)

 

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