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Weston Barnes headed to state bee

Eighth grader Weston Barnes will represent Decatur County at the 2021 Sunflower State Spelling Bee later this spring. Weston won the county bee held at the DCHS auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 10.


Runner up is Caden Shaw, a sixth grader at Oberlin Elementary School.  Both boys misspelled moxie, but Weston spelled calibrate to win the bee.



The state spelling bee will be held online this year because of covid. It will take place the last week in March.


Weston is the son of Matt and Amber Barnes.  Caden is the son of Brian and Sarah Shaw.