Lansing student wins county spelling bee
After a seven-word duel, Lansing Middle School sixth-grader Graham Forrester took first place in the Leavenworth County Spelling Bee.
Forrester claimed his plaque with the correct spelling of the word "protagonist." He and runner-up Melanie Howard, MacArthur sixth-grader, will now go on to the state spelling bee March 13 at Barton County Community College.
The following Basehor and Tonganoxie students participated in the county spelling bee:
• Annie Cygan, Basehor Elementary
• Rachel Kamm, Basehor-Linwood Middle School
• Alexandra Levinson, Basehor-Linwood Middle School
• Brandon Ray, Sixth Grade Center
• Eric Scott, Glenwood Ridge Elementary School
• Calder Hollond, Linwood Elementary School
• Kelsey Davis, Tonganoxie Middle School
• Carl Hecht, Tonganoxie Middle School
• Marissa Martin, Tonganoxie Middle School