40th Annual Spelling Bee

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The News-Review will sponsor the 40th annual Douglas County Spelling Bee on April 15 at Wildlife Safari in Winston.

A set of spelling words will appear on this page every week through Feb. 11. The weekly word lists can also be accessed online at www.nrtoday.com by entering “Spelling Bee” into the search field.

The county spelling bee champion will win a trophy and new computer system. Trophies and prizes will also be awarded through fourth place.

All public school, private school and home-schooled students in the fifth through eighth grades are invited to participate. Students wishing to enter elimination rounds in their district must sign up with their school’s spelling bee coordinator. Home-schooled students should contact the home school spelling bee coordinator at 541-679-1251.

The county spelling bee coordinator may be contacted at rweaver@nrtoday.com. Questions regarding the weekly word lists may be addressed to bmoses@nrtoday.com or to The News-Review at 541-229-4315.

Spelling Bee

WINSTON — Two-time spelling champion Thaddeus LaLande, a home-schooled Dixonville eighth grader, said he felt he had help from God as he won the 2017 Douglas County Spelling Bee Saturday at Wildlife Safari.

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