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Several from Southern Arizona to compete in Arizona State Spelling Bee

Posted at 6:25 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 09:28:08-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Several students from Southern Arizona will compete in the Arizona State Spelling Bee next week.

The competition, which includes students from age 8 to 14, will start at 1 p.m. at the Arizona PBS studio in the downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University.

The winner will move on to the 91st Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26-30 in National Harbor, Maryland. The competition is operated by KGUN9's owner, the E.W. Scripps Company.

Competitors include:

Maricopa County 4: Annabelle Tran - 8th grade, age 14, Frontier Elementary School (Peoria).

Maricopa County 5: Chema Estreller - 5th grade, age 11, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (Goodyear).

Maricopa County 5: Srihaas Ghanta - 5th grade, age 10, Archway Trivium East (Goodyear).

Maricopa County 6: Zakk Bolton - 6th grade, age 11, Chandler Traditional Academy Humphry Campus (Chandler).

Maricopa County 6: Sifarth Rahaman - 4th grade, age 9, Harris Elementary School (Gilbert).

Mohave County: Johnathan Timpson - 8th grade, age 13, Masada Charter School (Centennial Park).

Navajo County: Parker Stubblefield - 8th grade, age 14, Winslow Junior High School (Winslow).

Pima County: Trevlyn R Brimhall - 6th grade, age 12, Rincon Vista Middle School (Tucson).

Pima County: Sai Konkimalla - 8th grade, age 13, BASIS Oro Valley (Oro Valley).

Pinal County: Colby Christopherson - 8th grade, age 14, Eduprize Queen Creek (Queen Creek).

Santa Cruz County: Daniel Woodburn, 5th grade, age 10, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School (Nogales).

Yavapai County: Alyah Alpert - 3rd grade, age 8, Alpert Homeschool (Prescott).

Yuma County: Gabriella Von Fumetti - 7th grade, age 13, Ron Watson Middle School (Yuma).