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Gifton buzzes through to semis

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Speller 89, The Gleraner's Children's Own Spelling Bee champion Gifton Wright, competes in the preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, in the United States yesterday ...

Speller 89, The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee champion Gifton Wright, competes in the preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, in the United States yesterday.

Gifton spelled his way to the semi-finals and will this morning compete for a place in the finals which will take place today.

Gifton was one of 50 spellers, out of 278, to make it to the semi-finals.

Photo by Bill Clark



CAPTION: Speller 89, The Gleraner's Children's Own Spelling Bee champion Gifton Wright, competes in the preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, in the United States yesterday. Gifton spelled his way to the semi-finals and will this morning compete for a place in the finals which will take place today. Gifton was one of 50 spellers, out of 278, to make it to the semi finals.