Shawano teen to compete at National Spelling Bee

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) -- A 13-year-old from Shawano will be representing Wisconsin at this week's National Spelling Bee.

Gannett Wisconsin Media reports (http://fondul.ac/RpFSH0 ) Karelyn Malliet won the state bee in March to clinch the berth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Maryland.

The Shawano Community Middle School student has been studying daily since at least last summer, using spelling websites, preparation material from bee officials, and even her mother, who quizzes her on words.

She says she not only studies words but patterns within words, which can help her figure out the spelling of a word she may not know.

Some 281 spellers are scheduled to compete, including more than a dozen who have made it to the competition before.

The spelling bee starts Tuesday with a preliminary vocabulary test.

------

Information from: The Reporter Media, http://www.fdlreporter.com


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260611661 - weau.com/a?a=260611661
Gray Television, Inc.