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Local students headed to statewide spelling contests

Four Nevada County students will go on to statewide spelling tournaments next spring.

Seventy-nine of the top spellers from local public, private and charter schools competed in the countywide spelling tournament last week at the Nevada City Elks Lodge.

The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office coordinated the annual event. Walt Watson, a retired school administrator, was the “spellmaster,” dictating words and conducting the oral spelling bee.



Natalie Dodd of Alta Sierra School took first place and Tara Sherman of Cottage Hill took second place among fifth- and sixth graders who qualified for the elementary and junior high spelling bees.

Natalie and Tara are now eligible to compete at the state level May 3 in Sonoma.




Megan Wieczorek of Forest Lake Christian won top honors in the seventh- and eighth-grade category. Nathan Brei of Pleasant Valley School took second place. Both are eligible to compete in the State Junior High Spelling Championship on May 17 in San Rafael.


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