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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Middle school spelling bee crowns first C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N in three years

 

April 20, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

From left: Jackson Carney and Andrei Siekawitch listen as Clara Edens asks for clarification on a word during a middle school spelling bee April 12. Clara came in second to Andrei, who won with the word "precipice."

With energy usually reserved for sports competitions, middle school students cheered and clapped for their classmates embroiled in a battle of words.

That is, how to spell them correctly.

Stikine Middle School held its first spelling bee in three years on April 12 in the high school gym. At stake were bragging rights and a $50 gift certificate for J&W's Fast Food. All that stood between students and glory were words like fiesta, shingles, normality and battlement.

The rules were simple. Students were not eliminated unless they misspelled two words. To win the bee, a student would have to sp...



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