Friday, March 22, 2013
Edgartown School sixth-grader Alexis Condon won the regional spelling bee on Friday after correctly spelling the word "lithe" to beat out the reamining competitors. Finalists in the competition included Oak Bluffs School seventh-grader Harrison Dorr, Tisbury School eighth-grader James Perez, Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School eighth-grader Simone Vega, Chilmark School fifth-grader Dash Christy, and home school eighth-grader Savanna Aiello.
Alexis will now adance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. Friday's competition, held in the regional high school performing arts center, was sponsored by Scripps and the Martha's Vineyard Times.