February 14, 2002

Julie Triplett Wins SCR-I Spelling Bee

Julie Triplett, seventh grade daughter of Bob and Sharon Triplett, won the 20th annual Spelling Bee held February 8th at the Scotland County R-I North School. She will compete in the 2002 Quincy-Herald-Whig Reg-ional Spelling Bee on March 18th, at Quincy Junior High School.
Lori Fulk presented Julie with a "Webster's Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language", which was donated by the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Eighth grader, Brandi Kapfer, was runner-up of the all-school Spelling Bee, which is designed to be an educational event promoting good spelling, vocabulary, and grammar.
Lacey Jack was the Middle School (grades three through six) champion. She received a "Macmillan Dictionary for Students".
Twenty students in grades three through eight competed in the Spelling Bee. Nick Bertram, Kasey Dial, Sarah Garrett, and Rod Sears were the third grade participants.
Fourth grade competitors were McKinsay Cooley, Bethanie Grubb, Brandon Garnett, and Kyle Shelley. Tabitha Bair, Deidra Dochterman, Christina Duzan, and Katelyn Sherman were the fifth grade spellers. Breanna Bair, Brett Courtright, Lacey Jack, and Jeff Kice were the sixth grade participants.
The other junior high participant from seventh grade was Karra Small. Ali Fromm was the other eighth grade competitor.
Ashley Ostlund, daughter of Raymond and Sandra Ostlund, was the winner of the pre-Spelling Bee for second grade students. Ashley received the "MacMillan Dictionary for Children". Other participants were Ashton Briggs, Brittany Cochran, and Loren Smith.

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