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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Six advance to districts

Each round of competiton gets tougher on kids


Stephanie Thompson

During a short break, Andrea Dowley talks to her son Trenten Dowley about some of the words he was asked to spell.

Before the Monroe Intermediate School spelling bee even started, the field was narrowed down to 12.

MIS sixth-grade teacher Karl Schnaekenberg said all of the sixth-grade students were given 20 words to spell. Those who missed the fewest advanced to the spelling bee. The students were asked to write down the word after the teacher spoke it.

Schnaekenberg said it was like a spelling test, but the words were hard. This was a way to narrow down the field of competitors. Schnaekenberg said those 20 words really challenged the students abilities to spell.

With the field narrowed down to 12, MIS...

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