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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Buzz, Buzz

The first annual Kansas Senior Spelling Bee was held a couple of weeks ago in Salina. I had read about it in our local paper, thought it sounded like fun, and decided to enter since I met the criteria (not by much-I think I was the youngest one there!)
There were 48 "senior spellers" from around the state who took a written test of fifty words. Eighteen of us spelled all of those correctly, and got to advance to the oral spell-down.
Round by round, more spellers were eliminated. I really wasn't nervous, because the main idea was to have fun! That's what I did, until I met up with the word garrulous. So... sixth place isn't bad, eh? And there's always next year!

(This is a link to KWCH's television coverage of the event, in case you're interested. It takes a long time for me to play, but maybe your computer is faster.)


  1. What a great idea. I'm glad you had fun.

  2. Congratulations! Sixth place is great. Much better than I would have done. Our oldest daughter went to the WI state contest several years ago. I think I was just as nervous as she was. I thought I would always remember the word she went out on - but wouldn't you know, now I can't think of it! Must have been on one of those last lost brain cells!
    Oh well. Let us know how you do next year.

  3. I have never heard of such a thing. My own spelling is getting worse. I am glad you enjoyed it. Now I must look up garrulous.

  4. My spelling went to pot from learning Spanish. There are so many words that are similar sounding, but in Spanish, there are no double letters.