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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Student Narrowly Misses National Spelling Bee

 

March 23, 2018

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Meghana Nakkanti took second place in the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha. She missed the word "pious."

A few weeks ago, Sidney had a competition generating the sweat and concentration of a chess match, and wrestling. While it did have a physical impact, it was a competition of the mind. It was a competition of understanding of the English language and how words are spelled with the ultimate goal of the national competition in Washington, D.C.

A Sidney girl missed that plane ride by one word.

Meghana Nakkanti, who defeated last year's Cheyenne County spelling champion, made it to the final two in Omaha this weekend in the regional competition, the Midwest Spelling Bee. She lost to 13-year-old...



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