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Orender Wins Russell County Spelling Bee

2019 Russell County Spelling BeeThe Russell County Spelling Bee was held Tuesday, February 5 in the Ruppenthal Middle School auditorium in Russell. 19 students competed.

The Russell County Champion was Nikole Orender (pictured on the right), a sixth grader from Ruppenthal Middle School. The Runner-Up was Emily Cheek, a sixth grader from Natoma.

The winner of the county bee advances to the 2019 Sunflower State Spelling Bee that is held at Newman University in Wichita on Saturday, March 9.

The winner of the State Spelling Bee will represent Kansas in the 2019 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.

(Information and photo courtesy Joan Rourke.)

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