Good 'behavior' wins spelling bee

Taryn Coon won the Peabody-Burns Elementary School spelling bee after 13 rounds and nearly 1 hour, 30 minutes.

She edged out Blake Percival by correctly spelling “behavior.” As the top two, Taryn and Blake will represent Peabody-Burns in the county bee at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 in Marion. Kwenton Harms placed third.

Other contestants were Gavin Andres, Bekah Davis, Daniel Hammann, Chance Johnson, Kaete Johnson, Miles Rickard, Emma Schroeder, Amber Cubbage-Williams, Aries Baldwin, Alex Caldwell, Kaleb Ehrlich, Johnathan Glover, McKayla Hauck, Anthony Huls, Jake Partridge, Noal Reynolds, and Sarah Spencer.

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