June 07, 2008

Navajos in spelling bees

Lots of memories for Navajo Nation spelling champIt seems that, no matter how long ago a spelling bee was, each participant remembers the word he went out on.

Navajo Times publisher Tom Arviso Jr. remembers, years ago, messing up "eighteenth."

Ed Low, now a judge at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and a professor emeritus of English, missed "opportunity."

The word that will forever stick in the mind, and the craw, of Navajo Nation spelling champ Natasha Begay is "criterion."

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