Shawano teen to compete at National Spelling Bee - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Shawano teen to compete at National Spelling Bee

Posted: Updated:
SHAWANO (AP) -- A 13-year-old from Shawano will be representing Wisconsin at this week's National Spelling Bee.

Gannett Wisconsin Media reports Karelyn Malliet won the state bee in March to clinch the berth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Maryland.

The Shawano Community Middle School student has been studying daily since at least last summer, using spelling websites, preparation material from bee officials, and even her mother, who quizzes her on words. Malliet says she not only studies words but patterns within words, which can help her figure out the spelling of a word she may not know.

Some 281 spellers are scheduled to compete, including more than a dozen who have made it to the competition before. The spelling bee starts Tuesday with a preliminary vocabulary test.

Most Viewed Content

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.