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J.J. Jendro Is Blaine County's Spelling Bee Champion


February 20, 2019

Blaine County Spelling Champions. Blaine County Superintendent of Schools, Valerie White (center) presented Jacoby Ball (left) and J.J. Jendro (right) with plaques honoring their spelling prowess at the Blaine County Spelling Bee on February 12. Jendro placed first while Ball was second and will serve as an alternate at the State Bee in Billings on March 16.

Forty-seven spellers from across Blaine County gathered in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at Chinook High School on February 12 to determine who would emerge as Blaine County's Spelling Bee champion. After fifteen rounds, J.J. Jendro, a seventh grader who attends Zurich Elementary School, was declared the winner. Jacoby Ball, a seventh grader representing Hays/Lodge Pole, captured second place. Blaine County Superintendent of Schools, Valerie White presented Jendro and Ball with plaques honoring their achievement.

Nineteen spellers went down in the first round of spelling competition. By the...

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