The Lewiston Tribune reported yesterday that Ian Wendt, a sixth-grade student at
Moscow Charter School in 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. Moscow, Idaho
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
for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June. Washington, D.C.
The full article can be found online by clicking here.