June 02, 2006

Canadian success at the big bee

Back in early April the Farm Schoolers sent our best wishes to the Canadians who'd be competing in the Scripps-Howard spelling bee in late May. From the morning's news:
How do you spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s?

Being the only Canadian to make it so far at the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Finola Hackett, a 14-year-old eighth grader from Tofield, Alta., took the $12,000 US second prize Thursday in the competition, worth more than $40,000 US for winner Katherine Close, from Ashbury Park, N.J.

Finola was poised, her hands clasped in front of her, as she nailed several tough words to make it that far in the final two hours of the two-day annual spell-fest, televised for the first time on ABC.
Read the rest to see how the rest of the Canadian contingent did. Congratulations to all, and especially to our champion Alberta speller!

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