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Spelling confidence

Enact, flora, curiosity, emotional, proposition ....One by one, 28 students in Carson Middle School’s sixth-grade spelling bee misspelled a word, disqualifying themselves from the competition. That left just Rachel Weese, 11, and Troy Murray, 12. “It felt kind of awkward because it was just Troy and me,” Rachel said. “It was pressuring to be up there with just two people.”With the pressure mounting, Rachel was the last to go down, slipping up on “incoherently.”That left just Troy to with the championship word. Without hesitating or stumbling, he spelled out i-n-n-o-v-a-t-o-r.And it came as no surprise. “I expected to win because …

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