Archive for Friday, February 1, 2008

Lansing middle-schooler spells her way to victory

Rachael Koone, left, and Tanner Smith concentrate on the next round at Leavenworth County Spelling Bee Friday after they both misspelled the word "possession." Koone, a seventh-grader at Lansing Middle School was able to capitalize on Smith's misspelling of "privilege" to win first place.

Rachael Koone, left, and Tanner Smith concentrate on the next round at Leavenworth County Spelling Bee Friday after they both misspelled the word "possession." Koone, a seventh-grader at Lansing Middle School was able to capitalize on Smith's misspelling of "privilege" to win first place.

February 1, 2008

Rachael Koone, 11, a seventh-grader from Lansing Middle School, took first place in the 2008 Leavenworth County Spelling Bee. The bee was Friday in Leavenworth.

Koone beat out 14-year-old Tanner Smith, Tonganoxie Middle School, by spelling "privilege", the word that Smith missed, and then correctly spelling "procedure." In third place was Marcus Box, 14, Basehor-Linwood Middle School.

Read more about the spelling bee in this week's newspaper.

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