RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Delaney Mitchell, an eight grader at Beckley- Stratton took top honors this past Saturday at the Gazette-Mail Regional Spelling Bee.
Mitchell competed against thirty-five spellers from eighteen other counties in West Virginia. Delaney Mitchell is not a newbie to spelling bees as she was the runner up in the Raleigh County Schools Spelling Bee that took place in January.
For her prize in the regional bee, she won an all-expense- paid, week long trip to the national capitol, a $2,500 check for a SMART528 college savings account and a one year membership to Britannica Online Premium.
Delaney Mitchell now advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee that will take place in May at Washington, D.C.