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Valpo middle school students can spell success

Updated: December 12, 2012 6:52AM



WEST LAFAYETTE — Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso took home its sixth consecutive state Spell Bowl championship in its division Saturday with a perfect score of 72, marking the school’s ninth Class 2 win overall.

Thomas Jefferson was one of 30 middle schools from throughout the state — broken into four divisions based on school enrollment — to compete in the Spell Bowl, held on the Purdue University campus.

Class 1 finalists included Benjamin Franklin Middle School, also of Valparaiso, and Kahler Middle School in Dyer; River Forest Junior/Senior School in Hobart; and Morgan Township Middle/Senior School in Valparaiso.

Area high schools, including Hanover Central, Andrean, Kouts and Morgan Township, also participated in Spell Bowl at Purdue on Saturday.

Complete results will be posted at www.iasp.org.



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