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Wed May 29, 2013
Education

Spelling Bee a family affair for a Kentucky student

Joseph Delamerced is cheered on by his fellow students.
Credit Amanda Davidson / The Kentucky Enquirer

The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee will be the second trip for 13-year-old Joseph Delamerced, and this time he’s not as nervous. The Summit Country Day seventh-grader is really just looking forward to enjoying the experience and seeing his family – blood relatives like his sister and aunt, as well as his “bee family.” He didn’t always feel that way. When Joseph went to his first National Spelling Bee in 2011, there was a slight feeling of sibling rivalry.  Read more...