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Osage County’s top orthographers ‘dignify’ Burlingame in annual bee

Osage County’s spelling competitors for 2021 included, front from left, Kynlee Ard, Lucas Gantenbein, Carter Gibson, Jaselynn Tyson, Haley Burkdoll; back, Alexa Heder, Braden Bowin, Evelyn Stephens, Kathleen Patterson, Morgyn Young. Photos thanks to Burlingame Schools.

A sixth-grader from Carbondale Attendance Center has claimed the countywide spelling championship for 2021.

Kynlee Ard, County Spelling Champion 2021

Competing in the annual Osage County Spelling Bee, Feb. 2, 2021, at Burlingame High School, CAC’s Kynlee Ard claimed the championship title by spelling the word “dignify” in the 11th round of the bee. Kynlee faced a final tough competitor, Lucas Gantenbein, seventh-grader from Osage City Middle School, who took the county’s runner up spot.

Kynlee will compete and Lucas will serve as alternate in the statewide Sunflower State Spelling Bee, scheduled to be held virtually on March 27, 2021, at Newman University, Wichita, Kan. Both were presented plaques for their accomplishments.

Lucas Gantenbein, County Spelling Bee runner up.

Other top spellers from schools around the county at Tuesday’s bee included those from Burlingame, Carter Gibson, Jaselynn Tyson, and alternate, A.J. Marriott; Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail, Alexa Heder, alternate Lilly Barnes; Lyndon, Morgan Young, Haley Burkdoll, alternate Lucas Griffin; Marais des Cygnes Valley, Evelyn Stephens, Kathleen Patterson, alternate Emily Criqui; and Osage City, Braden Bowin, alternate Carolina White.

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