---- — LONDONDERRY — Students all over the region are enjoying contest involving words and letters.
Spelling bee action has been center stage at elementary and middle schools in Derry and Londonderry over the past several weeks.
Londonderry Middle School held its bee Jan. 30 with students taking on word challenges. A large field of about 30 students dwindled after many rounds of play in the marathon spelling event.
Top spellers in classrooms earned the right to advance to the school-wide competition to perform in front of families, teachers and fellow students.
The top winners at schools will move on to more competition at the state level later this spring.