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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Middle School Claims Top Speller Title


January 31, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Pictured from left are Meghana Nakkanti of Sidney Middle School, and Aadhav Krishna of West Elementary. Meghana won the Cheyenne County Spelling Bee and Aadhav came in second. Meghana advances to the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha in March.

The sweat on the foreheads told of competitive stress. Each call to the front was a chance to move ahead or take your place in the audience.

The prize, the goal of every contestant, was the honor of being the best and the opportunity to compete at the next level.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, students from West and Middle Schools, Potter-Dix and Leyton competed for the title of top speller in Cheyenne County. The winner is invited to the Midwest Spelling Bee to be held in Omaha in March. The final round of the Cheyenne County started with 26 students and 37 rounds later a winner was decided.

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