St. George student wins Knox County Spelling Bee

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 09, 2012, at 5:58 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Math is Danielle Weaver’s favorite subject, but it was her reading skills that helped her win the Knox County Spelling Bee on Wednesday night, Feb. 8.

Weaver was the final contestant standing after 12 rounds at the bee held at Rockland District Middle School. She capped the evening off by correctly spelling the word “stroganoff.”

Weaver, a seventh-grader at the Pen Bay Christian School in Rockland, lives in St. George. Her father is Kevin Weaver.

She participated in the county bee last year and placed fourth. She said she did not practice any more this year but enjoys reading and has gone through many books.

There were 11 participants in this year’s Knox County bee.

Weaver will participate in the state bee in March in Portland.

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