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Three Lakes student competing in Badger State Spelling BeeSubmitted: 03/15/2019
Rose McBride
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Three Lakes student competing in Badger State Spelling Bee
THREE LAKES - After spelling the nine letter word "mesmerize" correctly to win the regional spelling bee in Eagle River, Three Lakes eighth grader Karlee Weavers qualified for the Badger State Spelling Bee. 

She practiced spelling for at least an hour every night in preparation for Saturday's competition in Madison. Over the year, she estimates she's learned to spell about 700 or 800 words, with the help of some of her biggest supporters. 


"My eight-year-old brother Henry was going through on a tablet and he would click on the words and say them and make sure I spelled them right so he was helping me study," said Weavers.

Weavers says her mom helps her study by reading her words to spell too.

The Three Lakes School community has also been very supportive. 

"We are all so thrilled that Karlee has made it to the state spelling bee. I think she's going to do extremely well because of [her] work ethic and I know the time she has put into this already," said Karlee's history and writing teacher Amy Hibbard.

Forty-seven students from all over Wisconsin will compete at the spelling bee Saturday. The top three will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is just outside Washington D.C. in May. 


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