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Diego Jennings '23 competes at MN Spelling Bee

Thursday, March 29, 2018

After winning the 2017 Breck Spelling Bee, Diego Jennings '23 went on to compete in the Metro ECSU Regional Spelling Bee held at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul. Forty students from metro-area schools competed, with the winner moving on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Diego accurately spelled the words nostril, prosecute, quesadilla, and chimichanga, but dropped out in round five with the word "philehllenism." 

Other words contestants received during the competition included knavery, mahal, misanthropy, balalaika, braggadocio, menhaden, pfeffernusse, schadenfreude, sitzmark, macron, and barukhzy.