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Shawswick Elementary Finishes Third in State Spell Bowl

Last updated on Sunday, December 23, 2012

(BEDFORD) - Members of the Shawswick Elementary Spell Bowl finished third in the State Spell Bowl Competition on Nov. 15.

Shawswick competed against 105 other schools in its division with a score of 53 out of 56 words spelled correctly.

Seven of the eight spellers had perfect scores, spelling such words as Czechoslovakia, cumulonimbus, subpoena, righteous and hippopotamus.

Rosanna Roach, Shawswick Elementary spell bowl coach, was recognized recently by the Indiana State Principals Association.

She was one of the top three, statewide finalists for the 2012 Indiana Academic Coach of the Year Award in the Elementary Division.

In the three years she has been Shawswick Elementary School Spell Bowl coach, the teams have finished 25th, 15th and third in the state.

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