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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Spelling Bee contestants are, front, left to right, Anna Siebenaler, Andy O’Brien, Christian Strommen, Dylan Shemon. In the middle row are Augustine Bauer, Josh Lewanski, Kat Peine, Monica Calkins, Tedi Berry. In the back row are Nick Foster, Scotty Tuin and Griffin Myers.

Kat Peine knows how to S-P-E-L-L the words

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The words were “graffiti” and “tantalize.”

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School seventh grader Kat Peine correctly spelled the words and she was the school’s annual spelling bee champion.


“I kind of wanted to win it last year and I didn’t,” said Peine, who was one of the semifinalists in last year’s contest. “So this year I really wanted it.

“My mom is a good speller and one night she asked me a few words.” That was about it for the preparation, Peine said.

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