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Lansing student is county’s spelling bee champion

Graham Forrester, Lansing, is this year’s Leavenworth County Spelling Bee champion.

Graham Forrester, Lansing, is this year’s Leavenworth County Spelling Bee champion.

February 18, 2010

After a seven-word duel, Lansing Middle School sixth-grader Graham Forrester took first place in the Leavenworth County Spelling Bee.

Forrester claimed his plaque with the correct spelling of the word “protagonist.” He and runner-up Melanie Howard, MacArthur sixth-grader, will now go on to the state spelling bee March 13 at Barton County Community College.

The following Basehor-Linwood school district students participated in the county spelling bee:

Annie Cygan, Basehor Elementary; Rachel Kamm, Basehor-Linwood Middle School; Alexandra Levinson, Basehor-Linwood Middle School; Brandon Ray, Sixth Grade Center; Eric Scott, Glenwood Ridge Elementary School; and Calder Hollond, Linwood Elementary School.

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