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Jennings Sunday: Spelling bee winner competes in Kentucky


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NORTH VERNON — Madeline Brown traveled to Louisville, Ky., to compete March 9 in the annual Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee.

Madeline qualified to compete after she won the Jennings County spelling bee. Her winning word was “amendment.”

“I like to spell. I first read (words) them to myself (and then) my mom and brother quiz me on them,” she said.

Madeline is a straight-A student in sixth grade at North Vernon Elementary School. She plays on the school’s basketball team.

“She is a good student, but more importantly she is a good kid,” North Vernon Elementary School Principal Todd Hearne said.

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