First runner-up is fifth grader Sandra Toon from Euchee Creek Elementary, and the second runner-up is Veleala Pule, a fifth grader at Cedar Ridge Elementary.
All three students will advance to the region bee competition scheduled for February 25, 2023, in Eatonton, GA.
Sai Lakkimsetti is a returning spelling bee champ, having earned first runner-up in the 2020-2021 district spelling bee, and would later go on to earn third place in the state competition.
Congratulations, to all of the hardworking students in this year's district spelling bee.
Columbia County School District Spelling Bee winner Sai Lakkimsetti.