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Becoming A Spelling Bee Champ

Rohnin Randles, 13, of Rathdrum, won the spelling bee in the Lakeland School District. He's headed to the regional bee on March 17 for a chance to win a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.  Fifty-one fourth- though eighth-graders from North Idaho will compete in a regional bee on St. Patrick's Day. Jody Lawrence-Turner/SR tells you what it takes to be a spelling bee champion here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Question: Do you have what it takes to be a spelling bee champion?

High Noon: Kennedys Make CST Debut

Those of you lured away by the sights and sounds of Car d’Lane Saturday night missed the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre debut of Councilman Mike Kennedy and his son, Will. The Kennedys were two of the four audience members invited on stage by the thespians to join in the antics of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Papa Kennedy survived three rounds, spelling “Mexican” and “boulia” correctly before stumbling on “muntjac.” Young Will survived 4 or 5 rounds before being eliminated before intermission on a word that the enunciator made up, something that started with hippo and continued on for another 15 or so letters. Good fun. Good play.

Question: Have you ever performed on stage?

APhoto Of The Day — 6.4.10

Ian Wendt, center, of Moscow, Idaho, relaxes while waiting on stage for his turn during the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington on Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. Hypnagogia….h…y…p…n…a…g…zzzzzzz — DCR
  • 2. Ian catches some Z’s which ironically is the very word he dreams of spelling correctly to win the B! — Formerly Sandpoint.
  • 3. “I’m just gonna rest a spell, judge” — Kevin Taylor.
  • HM: JeanieS


Ah, meeting the speling, er, spelling bee champions from Sagle Elementary School’s fourth-grade contest. This cutline appeared in the Tuesday edition of the Bonner County Bee. Click on photo for enlargement. Hat Tip — to eagle-eye Sue for spotting it.

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