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Brandy Brookes / By BRANDY BROOKES/Daily News Staff  

Michael Atwell

Michael Atwell took home the first-place trophy at the St. Croix District Spelling Bee Thursday. Atwell was last year’s territorial winner.

Suzanne Carlson / By SUZANNE CARLSON Daily News Staff 

Priya Giyanani, 12, an eight-grader at Antilles School, came in first place at the St. Thomas-St. John District spelling bee Thursday.

Daily News photo by BRIAN O’CONNOR/  

Local playwright to stage readings as part of hurricane relief (copy)

Percy Taylor, left, and Eddie Donoghue will bring a series of free public readings to Taylor’s restaurant as part of hurricane relief.