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Shaju claims district spelling bee title

spelling_bee_top3 Pearland Junior High West's Abishek Shaju will represent Pearland ISD at the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee this April.

Correctly spelling "mallard," Shaju claimed the district championship on Feb. 7.

The Pearland ISD Spelling Bee drew 19 contestants from all district elementary, middle and junior high schools.

Second and third place winners were Pearland Junior High South's Zoe Navy and Cockrell Elementary's Tadewa Oyewole.