GUNTOWN TEEN HONORED FOR SPELLING BEE WIN
JACKSON -Nora Brown, a 13-year-old at Guntown Attendance Center, has been honored by the Mississippi Legislature for capturing the Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee.
Brown won the spelling bee championship in February in Memphis by defeating 48 other students. She was recognized in a resolution signed by Lt. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, Speaker Tim Ford of Tupelo and Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo.
She was honored in the state Senate Friday. Making the trip to Jackson with her for the ceremony were her parents, Ken and Kathy Brown, and her little brother, Kenny Brown.
She has won the Guntown Attendance Center Spelling Bee every year since 1993. To advance to the Mid-South regional spelling bee, she had to win the school, school district and Lee County spelling bees.