Ten girls from 4th – 8th Grades participated in the 2013 Hamlin Spelling Bee. In the first round, each girl spelled every word correctly. As the words increased in difficulty, the number of spellers narrowed down to Mia D. and Olivia G. They battled through numerous rounds until Olivia finally won by correctly spelling "stalactite." Olivia will participate in the city-wide competition in February. Congratulations to Olivia and to all participants!