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Nation in Brief / MISSOURI

Entry flub doesn't bar girl from bee

March 26, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The Scripps National Spelling Bee announced in Kansas City that it would allow a top speller to participate in the national event even though she had been barred last week.

"After further consideration, we've determined that Morgan Brown is eligible to compete in the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.," said Paige Kimble, director of the bee.

Morgan, 12, the winner of a regional state competition, was disqualified because her school did not enroll her according to a new rule requiring individual schools, rather than school districts, to register with the national bee.

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