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V-I-C-T-O-R-Y: Sidney seventh-grader takes spelling bee crown for third straight year

Petluri spells her way to success

 

Courtney Fletcher

Twenty-four students from Sidney Middle School, West and North elementary schools, Potter-Dix and Leyton will competed in the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee on Wednesday.

T-H-R-E-E – P-E-A-T: three-peat

Definition: to win a third consecutive victory.

Used in a sentence: When Sidney Middle School seventh-grader Salena Petluri captured the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee title on Wednesday, it was a three-peat.

For the third consecutive year, Petluri spelled her way to the top.

Family, friends, teachers and three judges gathered in the West Elementary auditorium to anxiously see who would be Cheyenne County's ultimate speller.

Twenty-four students from Sidney Middle School, West and North elementary schools, Potter-Dix and Leyton competed for the chance to re...



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