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Nevada County students shine at spelling bee

More than 65 seventh- and eighth-grade students from western Nevada County schools will converge on the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City today to out-spell one another for the second day of competition this week.

On Tuesday, Forest Charter Schools’ Rhiannon Moore, 11, spelled her way to the top of the sixth- and seventh-grade division. Coming in second place Tuesday was Grass Valley Charter School’s Caitlin Babcock. The first- and second-place winners qualify to participate in the state competition next spring.

Team Awards for Tuesday’s competition were doled out to Seven Hills, Forest Charter and Grass Valley Charter schools, in that order.

Today’s Spelling Bee Tournament, expected to draw 60 students, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at noon with awards hopefully handed out at 11:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools and is sponsored by The Union and Miners Foundry.

— Christopher Rosacker

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