Myers spells best at county bee

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Georgjanna Myers

David Adlerstein
Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 04:19 PM.

When Georjanna Myers grows up, and her ambition to be a cardiologist should come to fruition, she may recall the “diagnosis” that enabled her to win the county spelling bee.

This is because that was the word that won it for the Apalachicola Bay Charter School eighth grader, when she bested the field of 20 elementary and middle school students to take the top prize Dec. 12.

Myers had to contend with a challenge from ABC sixth grader Cade Juno, who was the last student standing between her and the title entering the sixth and final round.

Juno had spelled “hazard” right earlier, and before that “belladonna,” but this time the word “isobar” tripped him up.

Myers, who in the previous round advanced with the word “guitar,” this time nailed “topical,” and then the championship word, a medical term, to earn a berth in the Big Bend Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Aquilina Howell Student Services Center in Tallahassee. The champion of that spelling bee wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

“I like science,” said the straight A student. ”I want to be a cardiologist, or a neurologist.”

Myers said she studied some for the bee, mainly with fellow eighth grade ABC school winner Savannah Montgomery on their way to the district finals in the media center of the Franklin County School.

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