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Connellsville spelling bee's winner, runner-up advance to regional

| Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 7:12 a.m.
Sydney Sepkovic (left), a student at Connellsville Junior High, was the winner of the annual Daily Courier Spelling Bee on Wednesday. She is with her mother, Janelle Sepkovic. She will participate in the regional spelling bee in Pittsburgh next month.
Mark Hofmann | Daily Courier
Kaitlyn Garsteck (middle), a student at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, was the runner-up of the annual Daily Courier Spelling Bee on Wednesday. With her are her mother, Kristine Garsteck, father Robert Garsteck and brother Aaron Garsteck. She will participate in the regional spelling bee in Pittsburgh next month.
Mark Hofmann | Daily Courier
The Connellsville Area Falcon Foundation, Connellsville Lions Club and Connellsville Moose Lodge #16 congratulated the annual spelling bee winners and runners-up from the elementary schools and junior high school in the Connellsville Area School District with gift certificates to Barnes and Nobel. The students are (in no particular order) Jared Kinneer, Julianna Albright, Jacob Philburn, Zachary Kashuba, Owen Rugg, Tyler Pickford, Olivia Dixon, Morgan Lukaesko, Alexis Geary, Bobby McLuckey, Nathan Osler, Jaron Small, Sydney Sepkovic, Loryan Roadman and Tyler Miller. With them are Bob McLuckey representing the Falcon Foundation, Bob McDowell and Jim Stefano with the Lions Club and Bob Bevan and John Shultz with the Moose. Also receiving certificates were winners and runners-up Alex Tuchek, Kiara Laws, Kara May, Anika Terry and Emree Downey. 02-26-14

Both girls, from 2 junior-high students, were first-time entrants

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