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Middle school students square off in spelling bee

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Middle schools students competed against several schools Thursday in a spelling bee.

The Deanery spelling bee includes St. Francis Cabrini, St. Francis Xavier, St. James, St. Peter the Apostle, Blessed Sacrament and Notre Dame. Students have been preparing for the competition for quite some time. One student said she wouldn't have made it without some helpful support.

Bernadette Ebri, an eighth-grader at St. Frances Xavier, said her parents got her this far and her classmates cheered her on.

"Well, I'm impressed by the courage of all the students. It's hard to get up in front of a group of your peers, along with adults, and have to remember how to spell words. They've all worked very hard in preparing for this, so we're very proud of all of these young people," Mary Anne Butler, principal at St. Peter the Apostle.

The spelling bee is part of Catholic Schools Week, which runs until Friday. 

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