On Saturday, November 3, the Harwood Union Middle School (HUMS) spelling team competed at the Vermont Principals' Association Regional Spelling Bee held at Barre Town School. Two regions (central and western) competed at Barre Town on Saturday. Competing schools included Barre Town (who defeated Barre City previously in a district competition), Orwell Village School and Saint Albans. The Harwood team, consisting of Kate Cox, Lindsey Bigelow, Anna Sanborn, Beckett Kahn, Francesca Galati and Ciera Fiaschetti, defeated Barre Town to win the central region competition under the direction of volunteer coach Judi Gross. Gross and her team will compete for the VPA Spelling Team State Championship title on Saturday, November 17, at Northfield High School.