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Schools - January 26, 2011

Jacob wins spelling bee

Jacob Richter is the winner of Laurel Elementary School's first spelling bee. Jacob was one of 15 third-graders who took the stage before classmates and families on Jan. 14. When time ran out before a winner could be determined, a spell-off was held Jan. 19.

Samantha Cotto, Ryan Cox, Lauren Hall, and Jacob went round after round, tackling such challenging words as euphonious, ululate and xanthic, words drawn from the Scripps National Spelling Bee list. As the winner, Jacob was awarded a one-year subscription to Encyclopaedia Brittanica Kids and a language course from K12 Inc.

Jacob will compete in the Bay Area semi-final bee to be held Feb. 19. Top spellers will then proceed to the Bay Area regional bee on March 3 in San Francisco. The winner of that competition will take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., June 1-2.

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