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Simpson County School District Holds 2022-23 Spelling Bee

Simpson County School District (SCSD) held its 2022-2023 District Spelling Bee today, Feb. 2, at Magee Elementary School.

The Spelling Bee consisted of 25 contestants, representing Magee Elementary, Mendenhall Elementary, Magee Middle, Mendenhall Jr. High, and Simpson Central schools. The top three finalists were

·         First Place: Kami Patrick, 8th Grade, Simpson Central School

·         Second Place: Alandria Rhodes, 4th Grade, Magee Elementary School

·         Third Place: Brianna Steverson, 5th Grade, Mendenhall Elementary School

As first place winner, Patrick will have an opportunity to represent SCSD during the 2023 Mississippi Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4, at the Mississippi University for Women. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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