, Muskogee, OK

April 11, 2014

Performance of spellers good sign

— The performance of the spellers in the 2014 Eastern Oklahoma State Spelling Bee recently is encouraging.

It took 24 rounds to determine a victor. Competitors had to spell words off the reserve list to finish the competition.

There is a lot of concern about the quality of our children’s education lately. Perhaps rightly so, but a performance like this provides evidence that a number of students across the state are getting it.