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Penn Kingsmen win fourth spell bowl invitational of season at Kouts


It wasn't a work of art but Penn High School's Spell Bowl squad took their traveling road show to the Kouts Invitational on Monday night, Oct. 1, and won their fourth invitational of the season over a 10- team field. 

Prior invitational wins this season have come at East Noble, Winamac and Penn.

The  Kingsmen scored 87 out of a possible 90 words to finish ahead of second place Winamac (61) and third place Kouts and Hanover Central  who tied at 54 each.

The Penn junior varsity  unofficially outscored the varsity with a total of 89 words correctly spelled.

Perfect spellers for the Penn varsity were:  Nitin Arora, Nisha Bhatt, Austin Heckaman, Leah Hershberger, Jenny Huang, Richard Jung, Marija Lapkus, and Disha Waghray. 

Perfect spellers for the Kingsmen junior varsity were:  Faihaan Arif, Kanika Arora, Presto George, Peter Jung, Max Kirsch, Alice Kwak, Yejee Oh, Payal Patel and Chris Yun.

Next up for Penn is the Logansport Invitational on Oct. 8. 

Submitted by:  Joe DeKever

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