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WMS completes s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g bee

February 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Top five, plus alternate, to compete April 20 in FuldaWORTHINGTON An academic endeavor to which the student population was not indifferent took place Wednesday morning in the Worthington Middle School (WMS) media center. Parents were obliged to sit vigil, full of curiosity to see which of the school’s top 11 fifth- and sixth-grade spellers would salivate to be the representatives at the Southwest Minnesota Spelling Bee in Fulda on April 20.
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Osakis sixth grader takes top-speller title

February 5, 2013 in The Osakis Review

Aubrey Koep wins 2013 Osakis Spelling Bee Championship Continue Reading

Sixth grader wins spelling bee

January 31, 2013 in The Osakis Review

Aubrey Koep won the championship on Thursday Continue Reading

Greenfield girl to represent Minnesota at national spelling bee

March 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A homeschooled 12-year-old from Greenfield will represent Minnesota at the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C. in May. Continue Reading

Pennsylvania girl aces ‘cymotrichous’ to win national Spelling Bee

June 3, 2011 in West Central Tribune

It went on and on and on. Five spellers who seemingly had memorized the entire dictionary simply could not be stumped with any word tossed their way. It was getting late, way past bedtime and well beyond the time slot allotted by ESPN for its telecast.

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Spelling their way to success

February 22, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Worthington Middle School students compete in annual spelling bee
WORTHINGTON Samba a rhythmic, Brazilian ballroom dance of African origin. S-a-m-b-a. Samba.
With that word, sixth-grader Julia Luke spelled her way to the 2011 fifth- and sixth-grade spelling bee championship Tuesday at Worthington Middle School. Continue Reading

‘Spelling Bee’ on stage

November 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Ridgewater College production runs through Saturday Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: To spell or not to spell

September 6, 2010 in INFORUM

On a recent family bike ride, I called over to my husband as the trail neared a neighborhood park.
“Should we stop at the P-L-A-Y-G-R-O-U-N-D,” I said, using the spelling tactic to float the idea without getting our 2-year-old daughter, Eve, too excited about the prospect. Continue Reading

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West Fargo student spelling ’em right

June 4, 2010 in INFORUM

A West Fargo eighth-grader is among 48 semifinalists heading to competition today in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Shantanu Srivatsa made it through the first three rounds Wednesday and Thursday after a written exam and correctly spelling “traumatropism” and “floribunda” onstage, according to Scripps’ website. Continue reading…