Oviya Amalra, LCPS spelling bee winner

(Left to right) Oviya Amalraj, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School sixth-grader and LCPS spelling bee winner and runner-up Erdern Dolgoon, an eighth-grader at Dayan Academy.

Oviya Amalra, LCPS spelling bee winner

Oviya Amalraj, a J. Michael Lunsford Middle School sixth grade student, needed elan to get through 10 rounds and win the 41st annual Loudoun County Public Schools Regional Spelling Bee on March 9.

“Elan,” meaning “energy, enthusiasm and style,” was the winning word. Erdern Dolgoon, a Dayan Academy eighth grader, was the runner up.

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