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Students prepare for the spelling bee Nov. 16.

Students are preparing for the bee taking place on Nov. 16.

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Students are preparing for the bee taking place on Nov. 16.

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello and Nicole George, staff writers

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Classrooms buzz in preparation for the competition, but this one is not about strength, but rather of knowledge. Being held in the cafeteria on Nov. 16 is the WSMS spelling bee.

Students are challenged with some words they might know and others they have never seen before. This spelling bee will be different from the ones held at the elementary schools because there are tryouts. This year, auditions took place after school on Nov. 2.

Successful tryouts are necessary to compete in the spelling bee, so only a select few people are competing. Seventh-grade ELA teacher, Leigh Bellows, hosted the tryouts for any of the seventh-grade students who were interested in trying out for the spelling bee.  

“The National Spelling Bee only allows one contestant to advance per school. Therefore, we hold tryouts and then a school-wide spelling bee to fairly determine that one winner,” Bellows said. “Lovejoy has been holding a spelling bee since WSMS opened its doors.”

With four years of spelling bees at Willow Springs, there are many different reasons to try out. Some might do it because of their parents, and others because of their friends. No matter the reason, everyone has to take part in the same competition.

“I think it’s cool,” Chloe Nelson, seventh-grader, said. “I’m not too good at spelling, but I still like it.”

In the spelling bee, students are asked one-answer questions, which they were told to spell correctly before being eliminated. People all have their own ways of studying for tests. This 80-word competition is no exception.

“I would probably write down the words multiple times to memorize them,” Nelson said. “I would make flash cards as well.”

Everyone has their own way of treating the spelling bee. Whether it’s watching and admiring, or studying and learning, the spelling bee is different for everyone.

 

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