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St. Michael’s student wins County Spelling Contest

TOP SPELLERS -- The eight students earning top places in the oral rounds of the Boone County Spelling Contest were (front, l.-r.) Claire Weidner, St. Michael’s, first; Blake Sherwood, Riverside, second, and Grace Tibor, St. Edward, third; (back) Dustin Andreasen, St. Edward, fourth; Zane Niemann, Boone Central, fifth; Neeley Greger, Riverside, sixth; and Kelsey Hupp, Riverside, and Rachel Malander, St. Michael’s, tied for seventh.Claire Weidner, a student at St. Michael’s School in Albion, was first place winner in the Boone County Spelling Contest held last Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 27, at Boone Central High School.
Claire earned the title by correctly spelling “pretzel” and “lunatic” in the oral round finals. She will represent Boone County in the Midwest Spelling Bee in March in Omaha.
Runner-up in the county contest was Blake Sherwood, a student at Riverside Public School.
Details in the Feb. 3 Albion News Print and E-Editions.