Danville Express

Newsfront - March 16, 2007

Evan wins a-g-a-i-n

Danville's spelling sensation Evan O'Dorney, now 13, took home another first place spelling bee title at the Contra Costa Spelling Bee championship Saturday. The three-time reigning champion competed with 108 other top spellers from the county at the 31st annual county bee, acing "calyx," "simpatico" and "charisma" in the final round. Competitors completed both written and verbal rounds.

O'Dorney, who is home-schooled by his mother Jennifer, will now head to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 30-31. Last year he was stumped at nationals in round seven over the word "mirliton," a tropical fruit, but took home a $500 cash prize along with books and a $100 savings bond.


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