Thursday, February 10, 2011
Rozlyn Bishop is Whitley County Spelling Bee Champion
Rozlyn Bishop, right, was the winner of the 2011 Whitley County Spelling Bee. She is the daughter of Vic and Jacki Bishop of South Whitley. Rozlyn is a fifth grader at South Whitley Elementary School. The championship word was quotient. At left is runner up Lenah Beck, a Northern Heights Elementary School fifth grader. (Tribune-News photo by TRSmith)
SOUTH WHITLEY -- Rozlyn Bishop, a fifth grader at South Whitley Elementary School spelled her way to the county spelling bee championship at her home school Thursday, April 10.
Rozlyn, daughter of Vic and Jacki Bishop of South Whitley, correctly spelled delicacy, capillary, tangential, despicable, yeti, convivial, elocution, abacus, Kelvin and, for the championship word, quotient.
Runner up was Lenah Beck a Northern Heights Elementary School fifth grader. She was stopped in the ninth round misspelling narcoleptic after correctly spelling desolate, onus, rhombus, ultramarine, impromptu, legalese, and feral in the first eight rounds.
Other contestants were Sam Boneff, an eighth grader at Churubusco Middle School; Eric Burkholder, a fifth grader at Coesse Elementary School; Samina Qureshi an eighth grader at Indian Springs Middle School; Lena Owen a fifth grader at Little Turtle Elementary School; Taylor Ruby a fifth grader at Mary Raber Elementary School and Ashlie Martz a fifth grader at Churubusco School.
Other spelling words given in the 2011 Whitley County Spelling Bee were (words which were misspelled are preceded with a hyphen): - writhe, unkempt, testimony, abominable, medallion, engineer, - intellectual, - unchangeable, establishment, bombastic, - zoology, speculate, tangential, misinterpret, supremacy, literacy, - peripheral, gigabyte, and - toxicosis.