Sheley reclaims title at Logan County Spelling Bee
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[FEB. 23, 2006]
The annual Logan County Spelling Bee was on
Wednesday at the Logan County Courthouse. Thirteen school
representatives were involved in this year's bee, which lasted eight
rounds and consisted of 55 words.
Hannah Sheley, daughter of Brad and Angie Sheley, repeated as the
spelling bee winner for a second year. Hannah is in the eighth grade
at Carroll Catholic School. She won the spelling bee by correctly
spelling the word "philharmonic."
John Murphy, Pantagraph representative; Hannah Sheley, spelling bee
winner; and Jean Anderson, regional superintendent of schools
Kristin Baker, daughter of Chris and Tina Baker and an
eighth-grade student at Chester-East Lincoln Elementary, was the
Kathryn Opperman, an eighth-grader at Lincoln Zion Lutheran
School, was second runner-up. She is the daughter of David and
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Kathryn Opperman, second runner-up; Hannah Sheley, winner; and
Kristin Baker, first runner-up
These three young people will represent Logan County at the
Pantagraph Spelling Bee on March 18 at Central Catholic High School
in Bloomington. The winner of that event will advance to the
Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Mary McKeeth from the Normal Public Library was the pronouncer
for the county contest. Jean Anderson, regional superintendent of
schools, presented a trophy to the winner and a new dictionary to
each of the three finalists.
The Regional Office of Education, Busey Bank and the Pantagraph
sponsor the spelling bee jointly.
[News release and photos provided by Sandy Blane]