Penn's Grove homeroom champions compete in spelling bee

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Pennís Grove School Middle School seventh and eighth grade homeroom champions recently participated in the school level of the National Spelling Bee. Eighth grader Matthew Terry was the school level winner, and eighth grader Grace Hennessey was runner-up. Matthew represented Pennís Grove at the Chester County Spelling Bee on February 7. Front from left are Academically Talented Program teacher Julie Swisher, Matthew, Grace, and language arts teacher Kathy Geesey, the bee moderator. Also participating in the Bee were, middle from left, eighth grader Connor Byrd, seventh graders Justin Culp and Hunter Hall, eighth grader Maddie Hamilton, seventh grader Brad Henry and eighth grader Sarah Johnson; top from left, seventh grader Cameron Mathers, eighth grader Maggie Mayberry, seventh graders Chris Medley and Joey Sapp and eighth graders Carley Shoemaker, Mari Ann Talbot and John Winters.