Edel Miller wins county spelling bee
It took 17 rounds for Edel Miller of Goessel to be declared champion Feb. 11 at the Marion County Spelling Bee held at Centre schools. There were 20 competitors.
Miller, an eighth grader, won the competition with the correct spelling of the word “appreciate.”
Miller was deliberate in each of her answers, asking for definitions and sentence use before carefully enunciating each letter. She allowed herself to smile only after she knew she had correctly spelled the final word.
Kennedy Fahey, a seventh grader from Marion, competed for the top spot with Miller for four rounds. She finished in second place after incorrectly spelling “enroute.”
Daylon Kingsley, a sixth grader from Goessel, finished in third place. He was eliminated in the 12th round by misspelling “surrogate.”
Miller will compete in state competition March 7 at the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Hays.
Last modified Feb. 18, 2015