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Elrod repeats with second spelling title
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Dibrell eighth-grader Haley Elrod emerged from a field of 25 sagacious contestants to win the annual Warren County Spelling Bee held Tuesday night at WCMS.The win is Haley’s second straight in the local bee. She outlasted top spellers from the county’s eight elementary schools to earn the title.“I really want to make it to Washington,” said Haley while holding her first-place trophy. “I’m going to start studying now.”To advance to the Scripts Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., Haley has to win the News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on March 16.