Purdy Elementary announces spelling bee champ
February 26, 2020
Kora Kelleher, a Purdy Elementary fifth grade student, won the school’s annual fourth through sixth grade spelling bee on Thursday, January 30, by correctly spelling the word “confidence.” She will represent the Purdy Eagles at the annual Joplin Globe Spelling Bee on March 16. Kora is the daughter of Brittany Scherrer and Brandon Russell and Chad Kelleher. She is pictured front left with first runner-up and alternate Zeanndrea Brown, daughter of Travis and Jennifer Brown. Purdy Spelling Bee Officials are pictured in back, from left: Cindy Burnside, Bee Coordinator and Judge; Sarah Willson, pronouncer, and Barbara Warnick, judge.