Jessamine Place, Winners of "Are You Smarter than a Wild Chicken?" Spelling Bee

April 28, 2014

Jessamine Place Winners Standing): Johnelia Graham, (Seated) Miranda Young and Kristy Dominy

Fitzgerald, GA— The “J Girls” from the Jessamine Place were named the winners of the third annual “Are You Smarter than a Wild Chicken” Spelling Bee. Johnelia Graham, Miranda Young, and Kristy Dominy proved to the crowd that they were smarter than a wild chicken. The other teams were Dorminy Medical Center sponsoring “Page Turners”, Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library, The Preachers, The Bankers, Ben Hill Elementary School, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Rotary Club of Fitzgerald, and Fitzgerald Lion's Club.

The fundraiser event raised $2,350 and will benefit the Certified Literate Community Program of Ben Hill County. The corporate sponsors of the spelling bee were Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Chamber of Commerce, The Herald Leader, WRDO 96.9, and Fitzgerald Utilities. Howard Jordan of WRDO 96.9 served as the event’s emcee.