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Seventh-grader wins Lower Dauphin Middle School spelling bee

Posted 1/8/20

Seventh-grader Rileigh Rose is the Lower Dauphin Middle School spelling bee champion after correctly spelling “assertion” in the championship round Dec. 6.

The bee went 16 rounds …

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Seventh-grader wins Lower Dauphin Middle School spelling bee

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Seventh-grader Rileigh Rose is the Lower Dauphin Middle School spelling bee champion after correctly spelling “assertion” in the championship round Dec. 6.

The bee went 16 rounds before it narrowed down to her and eighth-grader Abigail Foran. Rileigh and Abigail went head-to-head for two rounds before the winner was declared.

Prior to their faceoff, the girls had to wait three rounds as seventh-grader Lucius Cabera and Kylie Houser battled for third.

The school’s top three finishers now advance to compete in a 50-word written test and 50-word vocabulary test held at the WITF Public Media Center.

No more than the top 35 participate in the WITF Grand Championship Spelling Bee, an oral spell-down which is then broadcast on WITF. The winner from that bee qualifies to compete nationally in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The middle school spelling bee featured the top 27 spellers in the school. When the field narrowed to Rileigh, Abigail, Lucius and Kylie after 11 rounds, the spellers took a brief break before resuming for another five rounds.