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Word up! Amphi students get ready to spell for victory

TUCSON (Tucson News Now) - For students in the Amphitheater district, "success" may be spelled "s-e-m-o-l-i-n-a."  Yes, semolina -- a type of flour used in pasta.

"Semolina" may be among the challenging words students will take on during the Amphi district spelling bee. The competition features 36 of the top spellers from fourth through eighth grades stepping onto the stage... taking a deep breath... and spelling for victory.

The top five head to the Pima County Spelling Bee Feb. 22. Top finishers there go on to the State Spelling Bee March 29, for a chance to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May, which will be broadcast on national TV.

Ironwood Ridge High School counselor David Goldberg will be pronouncing the words.

The district spelling bee takes place Thursday, Jan. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Wilson K-8 School at 2330 W. Glover Road.

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