Monday, March 8, 2010

Moscow Charter School Student Wins Inland Northwest Spelling Bee

The Lewiston Tribune reported yesterday that Ian Wendt, a sixth-grade student at Moscow Charter School in Moscow, Idaho won the Inland Northwest Spelling Bee.  Wendt defeated the defending champion of the pasty three years by correctly spelling the word “rejoneador,” a horse-mounted bullfighter.

Competitors spelled complex words such as “jamacar,” “euphemism,” “exacerbate,” “fete,” and “schnecke.”

The article quotes Wendt as saying, “The main reason I was so excited about winning is I get to fly on a plane for the first time.  I always wanted to be on one.”  The plane ride Wendt is referring to is a trip to Washington, D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June.

The full article can be found online by clicking here

-Camille W.

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