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It All Hinged on a “K”

Dean Morgan eighth grader, Michael Millan takes 2nd in State Spelling Bee. (photo courtesy: Teresa Jimenex-Millan)

Dean Morgan eighth grader, Michael Millan takes 2nd in State Spelling Bee. (photo courtesy: Teresa Jimenex-Millan)

Sum peeple no how to spel, others leave more to be desired. When it comes to signing up for a Spelling  Bee, knowing how to spell a bunch of words helps, but you also need to have a good grasp of the complexity of our English language. For one Dean Morgan student, it took a lot of studying to get him to the final round of the State Spelling Bee. But it was a word that wasn’t in the study packet that stood between him and the state title.

As the district’s top-speller, eighth-grade student, Michael Millan represented the Natrona County School District in last weekend’s State Spelling Bee in Rock Springs. After artfully spelling a dozen or so words correctly, it came down to the final round. According to his mom, the pronouncer gave the final three students words that weren’t in the study guide. After six rounds between the final two spellers, the game changer in the state competition was when he added a “k” to “styptic.”

We are proud of Michael and his success at the State Spelling  Bee! Congratulations on your 2nd Place finish, Michael!


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