The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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January 17, 2013

N. Kingsville fourth-grader wins Buckeye Spelling Bee



Nerves got the best of Jordan Novitsky, who was Kingsville’s champion two years ago.

“I studied like crazy,” Jordan said with disappointment in her voice. “I studied every single night. My mom (Laurie Wasson) and I studied a long time.”

She misspelled “enterprise,” a word she knew.

“Nerves,” Jordan said, summing up the gremlin that stole her last chance at winning a district spelling bee. Perhaps Jordan would have done better if she had collected her incentive before the bee.

“My mom told me that if won, I could go to McDonalds for a cup of coffee,” Jordan said. “I’ve had only one other full cup in my life. I was hyper for about an hour, and then it wore off.”

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