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We had a terrific Bee June 14 and congratulate Larry Grossman of Northwood, North Dakota on a well-deserved win!
Tune into CBS Evening News Friday, June 20 to watch a bit of the action, or go online and see Good Morning America's coverage of the Bee at http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5170649 (this may take a while to load on your computer).
Below you can read the official press release annoucing the winners and if you visit http://www.aarp.org/spellingbee you can see words used in the Bee, read some of the news coverage and see photos taken at the Bee.
Registration is open for next year's Bee at http://www.aarp.org/spellingbee -- we hope to see you June 20, 2009 in Cheyenne, Wyoming!
2. Michael Petrina, Jr. – Arlington, Va. – Age 63
3. Scott Firebaugh – Knoxville, Tenn. – Age 54
4. Norman Zucker – Sebastopol, Calif. – Age 61
5. Bill Long – Salem, Ore. – Age 56
6. Randy Hilfman – Woodinville, Wash. – Age 58
7. Jane Wiggs - Jacksonville, Florida - Age 62
8. Joan Saxton - Sausalito, Calif. - Age 66
8. Rodney Murray - Middletown, Del. - Age 54
9. Kent Stockton – Riverton, Wyo. – Age 66
9. Sandra Marvin – Englewood, Colo. – Age 60
9. Nancy Friedlander – San Diego, Calif. – Age 61
9. Marlene Harry – Brownsburg, Ind. – Age 56
9. Kate Karp – Long Beach, Calif. – Age 59
10. Tony Suschil – Hudson, Ohio – Age 63
10. Pam Leininger – Durango, Colo. – Age 61
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