Students tested their spelling skills in the 22nd Hinds County Spelling Bee at Northwest Middle School. The forty contestants attend public and private, and parochial schools in Hinds County.
The winner of Friday's bee was Desiree Roby. The wining word was "fiery."
Roby will go onto the state spelling bee on March 29th.
WLBT's Maggie Wade emceed the spelling bee.
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