Archive for Monday, March 15, 2010

Lawrence youngsters take 2nd and 5th place at state spelling bee

March 15, 2010


Lawrence youngsters Isaac Ward and Stefan Petrovic finished in second and fifth place, respectively, at Saturday’s 2010 Topeka Capital-Journal Regional Spelling Bee.

Ward was the last of 46 spellers eliminated after 25 rounds, including 13 rounds of back-and-forth with first-place winner Chase Brown of Richmond. Brown won the bee after spelling “genealogy” correctly, following Ward’s misspelling of “forbearance.”

Ward, an eighth-grader at Bishop Seabury Academy, is now an alternate for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in June.


Penny0727 7 years, 9 months ago

Congrats, Isaac and Stefan! You've made Lawrence proud! :-)

Hop2It 7 years, 9 months ago

Congrats on doing such a good job! I thought Isaac was going to go all the way. Yesterday's Topeka Capital Journal had a big article and a picture. The winner got the word "sumo" before "genealogy." (Even I can spell that without a spell checker.)

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 9 months ago

"how many ways are there to spell the word Bee"

Just one.

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