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Home-schooler wins regional spelling bee

Not only did they equal the girls in numbers in the final rounds of the Mid-Missouri Regional Spelling Bee contest yesterday afternoon in Launer Auditorium at Columbia College, but also it was two boys who got to smile at the end.

Coyt Westfall, a Columbia home school student, snagged first prize when he spelled “funambulist,” which describes an acrobat who performs feats on a high wire.

His final-round opponent, Nathan Kohl of Vandalia, correctly spelled “votary” but stumbled on “accretionary,” missing a “c.” Read more…

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