Mar 7, 2014 - From staff reportsStudents from 10 Fremont County schools gathered Feb. 19 to compete in the district spelling bee in Shoshoni.
More than 50 students in grades 5-8 began the competition in the written round.
Twenty spellers advanced from the written rounds and went on to compete in the oral rounds.
State poet laureate Echo Klaproth, sheriff's deputy Kevin Colter and volunteer Darrolyn Crews judged the competition.
The contestants were eliminated through oral rounds until three remained.
First place went to Dorothy Conway, an eighth-grader at Shoshoni Junior High School. Second place went to McKenzie Lilygren, a seventh-grader at Lander Middle School. Third place went to Madilyn Johnson, a seventh-grader at Riverton Middle School.
The top spelling school award was given to Lander Middle School, which had all three of its competing students advance to the oral round.
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