3 Baylor Middle School Students Advance To Regional Spelling Bee

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dawson Brown, Greyson Linderman and Noah Collins.
Dawson Brown, Greyson Linderman and Noah Collins.

Baylor seventh-graders Greyson Linderman and Dawson Brown, along with sixth-grader Noah Collins have advanced to the regional round of the National Spelling Bee competition. The trio finished in the top eight at the Zone Bee qualifying them for the next level.

Greyson finished in a tie for fourth place at the Zone while Dawson, Baylor's spelling bee winner, and Noah tied for eighth.


TWC Students And Faculty Aid Red Cross During Winter Storm

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Tennessee Deserves Better Health Reform - And Response

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Roy Exum: Our Insult To Israel

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