A Victory spelled C-O-O-P-E-R

With each round, Cooper Smith's confidence rose like a tidal wave as his competition evaporated

Saturday, April 1st, the Wyoming State Spelling Bee took place in Rock Springs at Western Wyoming Community College. Cooper Smith, a sixth grader from Saratoga won the competition and will represent the State of Wyoming in Washington D.C., two months from now.

According to a press release, no one from the state has ever won the national contest. The contest itself started back in 1925. Officials said the words this year were difficult. Fifty eight participants started the competition in the written round. To advance the competitor had to spell 27 out of 50 words correctly. This narrowed the co...


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