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Kimball's annual Spelling Bee winners


Tonia Copeland

Lydia Travis accepts her first place Spelling Bee trophy from enunciator Kathleen O'Brien. This is Lydia's second year as Kimball's top speller.

It takes awhile to narrow down the top 30 spellers in grades four through eight at Kimball schools, but the annual Kimball Spelling Bee finally did just that.

Each of the five grades were represented by the six top spellers who gathered on stage in the Harry E. McNees Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 16 immediately following classes.

All of these students made it through the first round of the Bee and the competition became increasingly difficult as enunciator Kathleen O'Brien moved down the spelling list.

With the words cavalcade and tenaciously tripping up top contenders, soon the stage held...

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