Wednesday, January 12, 2011

how do you spell success?

(4th place Emma, 3rd place Alice, Champion and 2nd place spellers)
My two oldest girls did their momma proud tonight when they competed in the Minster Middle School spelling bee...and fared quite well. Competing against the top spellers in 4th through 8th grade, they finished 2nd and 3rd runners up. Alice will be moving on the the County Bee in Wapak later this month with the other two winners, while Emma stands ready as an alternate. Alice joked she'll plan to sleep with one eye open for the next couple weeks ;)

What an exciting evening to see not only one but two sisters wind up on top!

Way to go Alice and Emma!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's great! Oh her poor arm !!

Pam said...

Congratulations! What a great achievement! What were their "missed" words? We always joke that those missed words are never forgotten again!

jamie said...

Emma missed the word "yokel" (spelled it with and -le ending) and Alice missed "unanimous" (started the word quickly with -um and then couldn't backtrack when she realized what she'd done. bummer)

Jackie said...

They did a great job. You should be doubly proud!

Pam said...

At least they didn't miss "easy" words! Congrats to both of them and to you, too! :)