The annual Custer County Spelling Bee was held February 8, 2011 at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. Representative students from all six Custer County Schools and two home-school students arrived to test their spelling knowledge. After three rounds, 13 students advanced to the finals. Two rounds later, a spell-off was held to determine the winner.
Finalists (in photo) included (front row from left) Ellie Wells, Anselmo-Merna; Gracie Williams, Broken Bow; Jordan Linn, Broken Bow (tie 3rd); Colton Eggleston, Broken Bow (runner-up); Dakota Seng, Callaway (champion); Matt Jameson, Ansley (tie 3rd); Kendra Henry, Ansley; (back row from left) Isaac Stallbaumer, Callaway; Alyssa Bailey, Ansley; Libbie Cramer, Anselmo-Merna; Vayle Berger, Callaway; Morgan Eggleston, Arnold; and Tara Geiser, Anselmo-Merna.
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