County spelling bee on Saturday

CNJ staff Clovis schools spelling bee winners will face off with other spellers throughout the county on Saturday at the Curry County Spelling bee. The contest will be held 9 a.m. at the Clovis Community College Town Hall auditorium. About 17 spellers will compete in the Amarillo Globe News-sponsored event, according to coordinator Judy Benitscheck. […]

Clovis student eliminated from national bee

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — After more than three rounds of spelling such words as “spheterize,” “ibidem,” “lipogrammatism” and “obstreperous,” 46 elementary and middle school students remained Wednesday at the end of the first day of tense competition in the annual national spelling bee. The winner will be crowned Thursday night on national TV. […]

Local speller ousted

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — One by one they strolled to the microphone, all 251 youngsters in the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Each got a word in the one-and-done mistake format; 175 got them right. The rest drew a single clang of the bell, signifying it was time to be escorted to […]