Editorial: Some words of praise for county's stellar spellers

Daily Journal

For more than half the time at last week’s Johnson County Spelling Bee, two fifth-graders dueled each other, matching word for word.

Like two literary prizefighters, Jacob Schauer of Custer Baker Intermediate School in Franklin and Faith Evans of Westwood Elementary School in Greenwood traded verbal punches.

They each spelled 33 words correctly as the last competitors, getting through words such as “government,” “idealize,” “propensity” and “obsidian.” They even misspelled the same words — “scholarly” and “usury.”


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