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Albion youth wins County Spelling Bee

TOP SPELLERS — Six finalists in the 2012 Boone County Spelling Bee included (front, l. to r.) first place winner Jessie Sullivan of St. Michael’s, runner-up Arizona Hager of Boone Central, and finalist Olivia Groeteke of St. Michael’s. Back row: finalists Angelique Kampmann of Cedar Rapids, Sara Baustert of St. Edward, and Hayden Niewohner of Boone Central.Jessie Sullivan, a sixth grader at St. Michael’s School in Albion, won first place in the annual Boone County Spelling Bee last Wednesday, Feb. 8.

A total of 42 students competed from Cedar Rapids, St. Edward, St. Michael’s, Boone Central Middle School, and Boone Central fifth grade. The contest was hosted by Boone Central Public Schools in Albion.

Complete details in the Feb. 15 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.