Homeschooler wins Ala. spelling bee

Nearly five hours into the state?s 80th annual spelling bee, the word ?sempiternal? ? defined as eternal, everlasting ? took on a special meaning for the audience.
But Shelby County eighth-grader Grace Pyo persevered and won the weekend competition by spelling “philately,” which her opponent had missed, and then correctly spelling “cruciferous” to clinch the bee in Round 15. Read more…

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