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Wyatt Elsbury (right) won the Trojan Elementary spelling bee Friday, Jan. 31, in Osawatomie. Noelle McBee was runner-up. Both are fifth-graders.

OSAWATOMIE — Wyatt Elsbury is circling Feb. 21 on his calendar.

The countywide spelling bee featuring the top spellers from public and private elementary and middle schools will take place that day.

Wyatt won the Trojan Elementary spelling bee Friday, Jan. 31, to qualify for the county bee. Noelle McBee was runner-up. Both are fifth graders at the Osawatomie school.

The countywide spelling bee on Feb. 21 is scheduled to take place at Osawatomie High School. The winner of the countywide bee will be eligible to compete in the Sunflower State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 21, at Newman University in Wichita.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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