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2 • 2012 SPELLING BEE • MORNING JOURNAL - SALEM NEWS - THE REVIEW • MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

County’s best spellers will face off for the chance to go to Washington, D.C.

Above, Crestview’s Emily Emch tries to reach her dad by phone to tell him the good news after winning her district’s spelling bee. At right, Marina Merlo reacts to winning the Columbiana bee after correctly spelling "loam." Below, Lisbon champion Chandler Harris waits to compete.

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

LISBON — Forty-five of the best spellers in Columbiana County from all 11 school districts and two parochial schools will vie for the chance to represent the county in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., beginning Memorial Day weekend. The three Columbiana County newspapers, the Morning Journal, the Review and the Salem News, sponsor the bee with local prizes and the trip to the national bee for the winner and an adult chaperone. Bee week begins Sunday, May 27, concludes Friday, June 1 and includes a combination of National Spelling Bee rounds, banquets and sightseeing. Those wishing to watch the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals and finals can do so on Thursday, May 31 on ESPN and ESPN2. The semifinals begin at 10 a.m. and the finals start at 8 p.m. This year is the 53rd annual Columbiana County Spelling Bee. Bee participants this year include 13 eighth-graders, 11 seventh-graders, nine sixthgraders and 12 fifth-graders. Students making it to the county bee have had to participate in their school’s spelling bee. The number of students representing each district is determined by the percentage of the district’s total student population. Students participating in the Columbiana County Bee are provided with the 1,150-word Spell It; Tricks and Tips for Spelling Bee Success. The book is the official list of study words for spelling champions and is compiled by Scripps and Merriam-Webster. Practice words are divided into sections by their

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

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language of origin, and the book includes both basic study lists and special challenge words. Last year the county spelling champion was Cade Berg, s sixth-grader from United Local Schools. Cade spelled his way through 17 rounds of words to win the county bee, correctly spelling the final words “cachet” and “muslin.” A total of 135 words were pronounced by Kent State University-East Liverpool English professor Matthew

Stewart before the judges declared Cade the winner. Rules for the competition this year are very similar to those from previous years. The rules provide guidance for the judges, the pronouncer and the spellers. The bee winner always has to spell a word correctly in a competitive round, then spell another word correctly in the next round in which he or she is the only participant.


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Rules for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee 1. Eligibility: A speller qualifying for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. must meet these requirements: (1) The speller must not have won a Scripps National Spelling Bee championship near Washington, D.C. (2) The speller must attend a school that is officially enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. (3) The speller must not have passed beyond the eighth grade on or before February 1, 2012. (4) The speller must not have repeated fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade for the purpose of extending spelling bee eligibility. If the speller has repeated fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, the speller must notify the Scripps National Spelling Bee of the circumstances of grade repetition by March 28, 2012;

and the Scripps National Spelling Bee will, at its sole discretion, determine the speller’s eligibility status on or before April 30, 2012. (5) The speller—or the speller’s parent, legal guardian, or school official acting on the speller’s behalf—must not have declared to another entity an academic classification higher than eighth grade for any purpose, including high school graduation equivalency or proficiency examinations and/or examinations such as the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. (6) The speller must not have earned the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. (7) The speller must not have completed or have been enrolled in more than six high school-level courses or two college-level courses on or before April 30, 2012. (8) The speller must not eschew normal school

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activity to study for spelling bees. The Scripps National Spelling Bee defines normal school activity as adherence to at least four courses of study other than language arts, spelling, Latin, Greek, vocabulary, and etymology for at least four hours per weekday for 34 of the 38 weeks between August 29, 2011, and May 19, 2012. (9) The speller must not have reached his/her 15th birthday on or before August 31, 2011. (10) The speller must

TODD STEWART Beaver Local Second Place

CASSIE SMITH Beaver Local Third Place

DAVID McCULLOUGH Beaver Local Fourth Place

ANGEL DUNN Beaver Local Fifth Place

JAKSON LEWIS Beaver Local Sixth Place

J. CAMERON WAIN Beaver Local Alternate

See RULES, Page 4

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have won a final local spelling bee on or after February 1, 2012. (11) Once having been disqualified at any level of a sponsor’s spelling bee program between June 2011 and April 2012, the speller remains disqualified for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee and may not seek advancement in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee program through another sponsor and/or enrollment in another school. (12) The speller, upon qualifying for the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C., must submit a completed Champion Bio Form, a Certification of Eligibility Form, a signed Appearance Consent and Release Form and a photo to the Scripps National Spelling Bee no later than March 28, 2012. The speller will notify the Bee—at least 24 hours prior to the first day of competition in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in

Washington, D.C.—if any of the statements made on the Certification of Eligibility Form are no longer true or require updating. The speller’s sponsor will provide access to the necessary forms. The Scripps National Spelling Bee may disqualify prior to or during competition any speller who is not in compliance with any of its eligibility requirements; and it may at any time between the conclusion of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee and April 30, 2013 require any speller who is found to have not been in compliance with any of the eligibility requirements to forfeit the prizes, rank, and other benefits accorded to the speller as a result of participation in the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. 2. Format: The spelling bee is conducted in rounds. Each speller remaining in the spelling bee at the start of a round

MARINA MERLO Columbiana First Place

spells one word in each round—except in the case of a written, multiple choice, or online test. The spelling bee may be conducted orally or in writing or in a manner that is a combination of the two; however, if the spelling bee officials specify an oral format, the speller may not demand a written format except under the conditions of Rule 4.

Many local spelling bee officials use word lists generated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. These lists include many words that appear in the current edition of Spell It! as well as some “end-ofbee” words. All words on Scripps National Spelling Bee word lists are entries in Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and its addenda section, copyright 2002, Merriam3. Word list: Local Webster, the official dicspelling bee officials are tionary of the Scripps responsible for selecting National Spelling Bee. the word lists for use at each local spelling bee. 4. Special needs:

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5. Pronouncer’s role: The pronouncer strives to pronounce words according to the diacritical markings in Scripps National Spelling Bee word lists and Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and its addenda section, copyright 2002, MerriamWebster. Homonyms: If a word has one or more homonyms, the pronouncer indicates which word is to be spelled by defining the word. See RULES, Page 5

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RULES Continued from Page 4

Speller’s requests: The pronouncer responds to the speller’s requests for a definition, sentence, part of speech, language(s) of origin, and alternate pronunciation(s). When presented with requests for alternate pronunciations, the pronouncer or an aide to the pronouncer checks for alternate pronunciations in either Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and its addenda section, copyright 2002, Merriam-Webster or MerriamWebster’s Collegiate Dictionary, eleventh edition. The pronouncer does not entertain root word questions, requests for alternate definitions, or requests for markedly slower pronunci-

ation. Pronouncer’s sense of helpfulness: The pronouncer may offer word information—without the speller having requested the information - if the pronouncer senses that the information is helpful and the information is presented in the entry for the word in a 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee word list or Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and its addenda section, copyright 2002, MerriamWebster. 6. Judges’ role: The judges uphold the rules and determine whether or not words are spelled correctly. They also render final deci-

EMILY EMCH Crestview First Place

sions on appeals in accordance with Rule 11. They are in complete control of the competition and their decision is final on all questions. Interaction with the speller: Because seeing the speller’s lip movements may be critical in detecting

COREY ENSELL Crestview Second Place

misunderstandings or misspellings, the judges encourage spellers to face them when pronouncing and spelling the word. Notice of rules: The judges ensure that all spellers and audience members are given an opportunity to receive a

BRANDON SCHMITT Crestview Third Place

complete copy of the rules prior to the start of the spelling bee. Misunderstandings: The judges participate in the exchange of information between the speller and pronouncer if they feel that clarification is needed. Also, the judges listen

PEYTON WOLFE Crestview Alternate

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Nick Krusely and Hudson Hartley (above) patiently wait their turn to spell during the second round of Columbiana’s spelling bee. Southern Local fifth-grader Victor Duncan (right) reacts when misspelling a couple of words prior to clinching the championship. Lisbon bee contenders Codee Johnson, Nate Cook, Derek Joy and Spenser Cox each donned their spelling bee face as they wait for competition to begin. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

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attempts have been made to assist the speller in understanding the word. While the judges are responsible for attempting to detect a speller’s misunderstanding, it is sometimes impossible to detect a misunderstanding until a spelling error has been made. The judges are not responsible for the speller’s misunderstanding. Pronouncer errors: The judges compare the pronouncer’s pronunciation with the diacritical markings in the word list. If the judges feel that the pronouncer’s pronunciation does not match the pronunciation specified in the diacritical markings, the judges direct the pronouncer to correct the error as soon as it is detected. Disqualifications for reasons other than clear misspelling: The judges will disqualify a speller (1) who refuses a request to start spelling; (2) who does not approach the microphone when it is time to receive the word; (3) who does not comply with the eligibility requirements; (4) who engages in unsportsmanlike conduct; (5) who, in the process of retracing a spelling, alters the letters or sequence of letters from those first uttered; or (6) who, in the process of spelling, utters unintelligible or nonsense sounds. Speller activities that do not merit disqualification: The judges may not disqualify a speller (1) for failing to pronounce the word either before or after spelling it, (2) for asking a question, or (3) for noting or failing to note the capitalization of a word. 7. Speller’s role: The speller makes an effort to face the judges and pronounce the word for the judges before spelling it and after spelling it. The speller while facing the judges makes an effort to utter each letter distinctly and with sufficient volume to be understood by the judges. The speller may ask the pronouncer to say the word again, define it, use it in a sentence, provide the part of speech, provide the language(s) of origin, and/or provide an alternate pronunciation or pronunciations. Misunderstandings: The speller is See RULES, Page 7


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ANGELA ZEHNDER East Liverpool First Place

JOSEPH ADKINS East Liverpool Second Place

HALEIGH CUNNINGHAM East Liverpool Third Place

MASON ROBERTS East Liverpool Fourth Place

ZOE BOURNE East Liverpool

the spelling bee at the start of a round spells a word correctly during that round, all remain in the competition and a new round begins. Ties: All spellers eliminated in the same round are tied for the same place. After the champion has been determined, spelling bee officials may opt to conduct tiebreakers (of their own design) if tiebreakers are necessary for the awarding of prizes or the determination of qualifying spellers for the next level of competition. If only one speller in a round spells correctly: If only one speller spells correctly in a round, a new one-word round begins and the speller is given an opportunity to spell the next word on the list (anticipated championship word). If the speller succeeds in correctly spelling the anticipated championship word in this oneword round, the speller is declared the champion. Example: In Round 12

there are four spellers. Spellers 6 and 21 misspell. Speller 30 spells correctly. Speller 42 misspells. So, Speller 30 is the only speller in the round to spell correctly. Speller 30 begins Round 13—a oneword round—and is offered the anticipated championship word. Speller 30 correctly spells the anticipated championship word and is declared champion. Example: Two spellers spell in Round 10. Speller 14 misspells. Speller 25 spells correctly. Speller 25 begins Round 11—a oneword round—and is offered the anticipated championship word. Speller 25 correctly spells the anticipated championship word and is declared champion. Example: Two spellers spell in Round 16. Speller 3 spells correctly. Speller 9 misspells. Speller 3 begins Round 17—a oneword round—and is offered the anticipated championship word.

Speller 3 correctly spells the anticipated championship word and is declared champion.

there are three spellers. Speller 12 spells correctly and Spellers 23 and 37 misspell. Round 9—a one-word round—begins, and Speller 12 is offered the anticipated championship word. Speller 12 misspells the anticipated championship word. Round 10 begins and includes Spellers 12, 23, and 37. The rules prescribe that spellers 12, 23, and 37 spell in their origi-

COLIN SMITH East Liverpool

RULES Continued from Page 6

responsible for any misunderstanding of the word unless (1) the pronouncer never provided a correct pronunciation; (2) the pronouncer provided incorrect information regarding the definition, part of speech, or language of origin; or (3) the speller correctly spelled a homonym of the word and the pronouncer failed to either offer a definition or distinguish the homonyms. 8. Correction of a misspelling: The pronouncer and judges will not ask the speller to correct another speller’s misspelling, even in end-of-bee circumstances. 9. Misspelling: Upon incorrectly spelling a word, the speller immediately drops out of the competition, except as provided in Rule 10. 10. End-of-bee procedure: If all spellers in a round misspell: If none of the spellers remaining in

VERY IMPORTANT: If a speller misspells the anticipated championship word in a one-word round: A new round begins with ALL the spellers who spelled (correctly and incorrectly) in the previous round. These spellers spell in their original order. Example: In Round 8

See RULES, Page 8

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nal order; so Speller 12 gets the next word on the list even though Speller 12 misspelled the previous word on the list. Round 10 is not complete until all three spellers have spelled. Tip: Spelling bee officials may find it helpful to designate a record keeper or judge to track the progress of spellers throughout the rounds. The record keeper’s information will be helpful in preventing end-of-bee confusion. 11. Appeals: The speller’s parent(s), legal guardian, or teacher may appeal to the judges for the speller’s reinstatement provided that the appeal is in compliance with the appeal protocol. The judges render a final decision on the appeal in accordance with the reinstatement protocol. Appeal protocol A written appeal must be hand delivered to the designated official (usually the spelling bee coordina-

tor/director). The deadline for delivering an appeal is before the speller affected would have received his/her next word had he/she stayed in the spelling bee; however, to minimize disruptions to the spelling bee, every effort should be made to deliver an appeal by the end of the round in which the speller was eliminated. When five or fewer spellers remain, the written appeal requirement is suspended, and an oral appeal must be made before the speller would have received his/her next word had he/she stayed in the spelling bee. A written appeal must provide the speller’s name, the word in question, and the reason the speller should be reinstated. While the competition is in session, individuals who have filed appeals may not directly approach the judges unless explicit permission to approach the judges has been given. The judges will contact the

ALISHA DEAN East Palestine First Place

speller if they decide to reinstate the speller. To minimize disruption to the pace of the spelling bee and the concentration of the spellers, the judges are under no obligation to stop the spelling bee in order to discuss with the speller’s parent(s), legal guardian, or teacher a denied appeal. The judges’ decisions are final and are subject neither to review nor to reversal by the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s headquarters office. Reinstatement protocol Pronouncer mispronun-

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REID FRYE East Palestine Third Place

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NICKOLAS FINCH Leetonia Alternate

See RULES, Page 10

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Southern Local spelling bee champion, fifthgrader Victor Duncan pumps his fist towards a friend after winning the bee with the correct spelling of the word “gloaming.” At left, Crestview students Daphne Athey, Kaitlynn Hinchcliff, Riley Mackall and Marisa McDonough wait to compete.

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RULES ciation: An appeal claiming that a speller’s elimination from the spelling bee was due to pronunciation error should be denied unless there is agreement that the pronouncer never offered a correct pronunciation. Alternate pronunciations: An appeal claiming that the pronouncer did not offer alternate pronunciations should be denied unless it is determined that the speller requested alternate pronunciations and the pronouncer did not accommodate the speller’s request for alternate pronunciations and it appears that the speller’s spelling almost matches the correct spelling. Continued from Page 8

Speller’s misunderstanding: An appeal claiming that the speller’s elimination from the spelling bee was due to the speller’s not understanding the word [its pronunciation(s) and/or other information about the word] should be denied. It is the speller’s responsibility to understand the word. Speller offered correct spelling, as indicated in Webster’s Third: An appeal claiming that the speller correctly spelled the word should be denied unless an audio recording of the bee’s proceedings or bee officials’ recollections clearly indicate that the word was indeed spelled correctly.

VICTOR DUNCAN Southern Local First Place

Exception: If the speller’s spelling is listed in Webster’s Third New International Dictionary and its addenda section, Merriam-Webster, copyright 2002, the speller should be reinstated if all of the following three criteria are met: (1) The pro-

SKYLAR LEWIS Southern Local Second Place

nunciations of the words are identical, (2) the definitions of the words are identical, and (3) the words are clearly identified as being standard variants of each other. Spellings at other locations having temporal labels (such as archaic, obsolete),

DAKOTA WETZEL Southern Local Third Place

stylistic labels (such as substand, nonstand), or regional labels (such as North, Midland, Irish) which differ from main entry spellings not having these status labels will not be accepted as correct. Speller offered correct spelling, as indicated in a

TREVOR WINTERMANTEL Southern Local Alternate

dictionary other than Webster’s Third: An appeal claiming that the speller spelled the word correctly according to a dictionary other than Webster’s Third New International DictionSee RULES, Page 12

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County winners

Winners of the annual Columbiana County Spelling Bee since its inception are: Susan Shepherd ..................St. Aloysius.............1960 Gary Barringer....................East Liverpool ........1961 Malcolm Ogilvie ................East Liverpool ........1962 Vicki Galchick....................Salem.......................1963 Malcolm Ogilvie ................East Liverpool ........1964 Pamela Brooks....................Leetonia ..................1965 Terry Hawkins....................Crestview................1966 Andrew Bevan....................East Liverpool ........1967 Beverly Steiner ...................Columbiana ............1968 Cecelia Wolford .................Beaver Local...........1969 Deborah Norton..................United Local...........1970 Pauline Thomas ..................Crestview................1971-72 Pamela Smith......................United......................1973-74 Beth Benson........................Salem.......................1975-76 Kristi Franklin.....................Salem.......................1977 Mike Mozina ......................Salem.......................1978-79 Karen Keslar .......................East Palestine..........1980 Valerie Bissell.....................East Liverpool ........1981 David Golden......................East Liverpool ........1982-83 Ashima Aggarwal ..............East Liverpool ........1984 Sheldon Cosma...................Crestview................1985 Beth Moeller .......................Columbiana ............1986 Sheldon Cosma...................Crestview................1987 Jeremy Clark.......................Leetonia ..................1988 Shane Cosma ......................Crestview................1989-90 Jaima Hazelton ...................Southern Local .......1991-92 Kathleen P.B. Smith...........Salem.......................1993 Phillip Mallory....................East Liverpool ........1994-95-96 Ian Mallory .........................East Liverpool ........1997-98 Lindsay Gregory.................Beaver Local...........1999 Ian Mallory .........................East Liverpool ........2000 Lindsay Willett ...................Columbiana ............2001-02 Devinne Dietz.....................Beaver Local...........2003 Tyler Evans.........................Salem.......................2004 Brian Shivers ......................Salem.......................2005 R.J. Brush............................Wellsville................2006 Sierra Willoughby ..............Salem.......................2007 Thomas Panek ....................Salem.......................2008 Mitchel Kessler...................Lisbon .....................2009 Reha Rabbani......................St. Aloysius.............2010 Cade Berg ...........................United......................2011

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ary and its addenda section, copyright 2002, Merriam-Webster, should be denied. Homonym: An appeal claiming that the speller’s elimination was unfair because the speller’s word is a homonym should be denied unless the pronouncer failed to define the word and the speller correctly spelled a homonym of the word. Incorrect or unsolicited information: An appeal claiming that the speller’s elimination was unfair because the pronouncer offered incorrect or unsolicited information about the word should be denied unless it is determined that the pronouncer indeed gave factually incorrect information and it appears that the speller’s spelling would have been correct if not for the incorrect or unsolicited information provided by the pronouncer. Bee officials failed to correct a misunderstanding: An appeal claiming that the speller misspelled

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because the judges and/or pronouncer failed to correct the speller’s mispronunciation of the word should be denied. It is sometimes impossible to detect a speller’s mispronunciation or misunderstanding, and ultimately it is the responsibility of the speller to understand and correctly pronounce the word. Disqualification request: An appeal seeking to dislodge another speller from the spelling bee should be denied. ——— Information provided by Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Lisbon contestant Zachary Sperduto is seen in the photo on the left showing his exasperation after misspelling "manicure;” above Southern Local fifthgrader Skylar Lewis reacts as her opponent Victor Duncan misspells a word, and she gets another shot at the championship; a bee sits atop the trophies awarded to Wellsville's champions, in the photo on the right.

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National Bee participants

Columbiana County students who have participated in the National Spelling Bee are:

JOSELYN MILLER St. Paul First Place

JACKSON CORBISELLO St. Paul Alternate

JAKOB BELL St. Aloysius First Place

Gary Barringer.............East Liverpool .....1963 Tony Genova...............Crestview.............1974 Kristi Franklin..............Salem ...................1976-77 Mike Mozina ...............Salem ...................1978 David Golden ..............East Liverpool .....1982-83 Sheldon Cosma............Crestview.............1986-87 Shane Cosma...............Crestview.............1989-90 Jaima Hazelton ............Southern Local ....1991-92 Kathleen P.B. Smith....Salem ...................1993 Phillip Mallory.............East Liverpool .....1994-95-96 Ian Mallory ..................East Liverpool .....1997-98 Lindsay Gregory..........Beaver Local .......1999 Ian Mallory ..................East Liverpool .....2000 Lindsay Willett............Columbiana .........2001-02 Devinne Dietz..............Beaver Local .......2003 Tyler Evans..................Salem ...................2004 Brian Shivers ...............Salem ...................2005 R.J. Brush.....................Wellsville.............2006 Sierra Willoughby.......Salem ...................2007 Thomas Panek .............Salem ...................2008 Mitchel Kessler............Lisbon ..................2009 Reha Rabbani ..............St. Aloysius..........2010 Cade Berg ....................United...................2011

JENNIFER WISE St. Aloysius Alternate

Fun fact MICHAEL REINER Wellsville First Place

KURT ROSENBAUM Wellsville Second Place

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RAVEN YEANY Wellsville Third Place

HUNTER ULBRIGHT Wellsville Alternate

XANTHOPHYLL — That’s the word Laura Ingalls Wilder misspelled in an 1800s community spelling match. You can read more about it in “Little House on the Prairie.”

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About to begin

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

The field of 30 spellers in Columbiana receives their final instructions before the district's 2012 beginning of the bee.

E ASTER E GG H UNT EASTER EGG HUNT LAKEVIEW PERSONAL CARE Saturday, March 24 11:00am For Children 12 and Under Only!!! * Over 4,000 Eggs * Free Refreshments * Over $500.00 In Prizes 498 Lisbon Road, Darlington, PA 16115

724-643-4888 If You Have Any Questions Please Call Susie Hysong Activity Director


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Morning Journal - Spelling Bee 2012 Special Section