Birmingham student winner of Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee


Sarah Davis

Communications Specialist

Mary Zaleski

Director of Communication Services

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Eleanor Limbaugh, an eighth-grader from Berkshire Middle School in Birmingham Public Schools, was declared winner of the Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee after she correctly spelled the word hennin. Vikram Goddla, a seventh-grader from Detroit Country Day in Bloomfield Hills, was the runner up.
This year's event, which was held on Feb. 23 at Oakland Schools Main Campus, was sponsored by Oakland Schools and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation.  
A total of 80 fifth- through eighth-graders from all over Oakland County competed in the Bee. The winner receives many prizes, including a trophy and an automatic invite to the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 27-30, 2018 in Maryland.

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