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Two Kansans advance in National Spelling Bee

Clara Wicoff wraps up ‘farewell tour’

Clara Wicoff of Iola,the winner of the 2012 Great Bend Tribune Sunflower Spelling Bee, prepares for competition at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

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Friends and family of Clara Wicoff cheered her on Wednesday during rounds two and three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Iola student was the 2012 champion of the Great Bend Tribune’s Sunflower Spelling Bee, making her one of three Kansans at the national bee that got under way Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
This was her third trip to the national bee and because she just finished the eighth grade it will be her last. Family members wore Scripps National Spelling Bee “Farewell Tour” T-shirts with her contestant number, 91.
Spellers were on stage twice Wednesday, and ...

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