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Jefferson County student wins Treasure State Spelling Bee

"Polysemy" was this year's winning word
Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-14 13:52:00-04

BOZEMAN — On Saturday, 53 students from across Montana made their way to Montana State University for the 58th annual Treasure State Spelling Bee.

The students competing on Saturday represented 4th through 8th graders from 250 schools across Montana.

A cash prize was awarded to the top three spellers.

The winner of the 2023 Treasure State Spelling Bee is Natalie Russ, an 8th-grader from Clancy Elementary School in Jefferson County.

Natalie won after correctly spelling the word "polysemy." It means "a condition in which a single word, phrase, or concept has more than one meaning or connotation."

She will now represent Montana at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland the week of May 28, 2023.


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