Teddy Park wins third straight school district spelling bee
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Brothers Teddy Park (left) and Kevin Park, both seventh graders, and sixth-grader Miranda Corbin pose with their trophies following the Feb. 7 Grand County School District Spelling Bee. Teddy Park took first place for the third year in a row, while Kevin Park placed second and Corbin placed third. 
Photo courtesy of Charlotte Quigley
Brothers Teddy Park (left) and Kevin Park, both seventh graders, and sixth-grader Miranda Corbin pose with their trophies following the Feb. 7 Grand County School District Spelling Bee. Teddy Park took first place for the third year in a row, while Kevin Park placed second and Corbin placed third. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Quigley
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Seventh-grader Teddy Park won the Grand County School District spelling bee for the third year in a row, outlasting his twin brother Kevin Park in a 74-round marathon held Friday, Feb. 7 at Helen M. Knight Elementary School.

According to HMK teacher and event judge Charlotte Quigley, third-place finisher Miranda Corbin, a sixth-grader at HMK, went out in the eighth round, having outlasted 17 other spellers from her school.

That left the Park brothers to duel it out for 66 more rounds. Kevin Park then misspelled the word “hiatus,” after which Teddy Park correctly spelled both “sturgeon” and “Basque” to win the event.

“It was very exciting, as they went to the end of the district bee list, and we then took words from last year’s district bee list – the difficult ones,” Quigley noted. 

The top three district spelling bee winners from Grand, Emery, San Juan and Carbon school districts, as well as Pinnacle Academy, will compete in the regional spelling bee hosted by the Southeast Education Service Center. This year, the region spelling bee will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. at Green River High School.


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