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Gearing up for spelling bees

January 10, 2013
Students in 54 schools in 11 North Idaho districts, including home-schoolers, are gearing up to compete in spelling bees this month to qualify them for the North Idaho Spelling Bee taking place Marc 23 at North Idaho College.

Winners there will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in June, sponsored by Hagadone Newspapers.

Home schooled students will face off at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 12, at Grace Bible Church, 152 West Prairie, Coeur d'Alene.

Four bees will be held for Boundary County School District 101 students, beginning with the sixth grade bee at noon Wednesday, January 16, at the middle school. On January 17, seventh graders will face off at 11:50 a.m., followed by the eighth graders at 12:25 p.m., both bees also at the Boundary County Middle School, 6577 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, January 26, county fourth and fifth graders will face off at Free Methodist Church, 6957 LaBrosse Hill Road, Bonners Ferry.

To find out more about the North Idaho  Regional Spelling Bee, call coordinator
Minday Patterson, (208) 769-3316.
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