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Local competes at national bee

May 29, 2013

Ever since March, Bates Bennett’s classmates have been asking him when the Scripps National Spelling Bee is.

On March 2, Bennett won The Commercial Appeal’s Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee in Memphis, earning a spot in the national competition and in Starkville’s 175th Anniversary Parade April 6. Bennett is a sixth grader at Starkville Academy, where he said he was grateful to have fans.

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