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Sunflower speller's mom writes about D.C. experience

Getting to National Bee was a family project

Spellers are shown on-stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 30 at the Gaylord Hotel south of Washington, D.C. The Great Bend Tribune’s Sunflower Spelling Bee winner, Clara Wicoff, is second from the right in the back.

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A future winner of the Great Bend Tribune’s Sunflower Spelling Bee could potentially compete in an international spelling bee, according to an announcement made during the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
As the national bee got under way on May 29 in Washington, D.C., the E.W. Scripps Company outlined a vision for a new, international spelling bee that could be staged as soon as December 2013.
The early-stage concept of the international competition features teams of three spellers from the participating countries, including the United States, chosen through national spelling bees around the world.
Scripps has sponsored the ...


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