Madeline Hall (center) gets a high-five from a fellow competitor after correctly spelling the word “finale” to win the Rockingham District Ruritans Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at WVPT’s studios in Harrisonburg. The 13-year-old Wilbur Pence Middle School student earned a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Madeline Hall, winner of this year’s Rockingham District Ruritans Regional Spelling Bee, is congratulated by WVPT president and general manager David Mullins at WVPT’s studios in Harrisonburg. The public television
station broadcast the bee live on Saturday.