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By Jocelyn Rowley

‘Orthopedic’ clinches spelling crown for NES-5th grader


December 15, 2017

Courtesy Photo Niwot elementary fifth-grader Greta Stauch, right, a member of Mrs. LaFaye’s class, won last week’s school Spelling Bee by correctly spelling ‘orthopedic.’ Roland Pridgen, left, a member of Ms. Burke’s class, was runner-up.

Weeks of rigorous memorization drills paid off for Niwot Elementary fifth-grader Greta Stauch last week when she claimed first place in the school’s annual spelling bee. Stauch correctly spelled ‘orthopedic’ to claim victory in the 12th round, after her lone remaining competitor, fellow fifth-grader Roland Pridgen, stumbled on ‘endeavor.’

“My dad was watching me when Roland was spe...

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