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Spelling Competition Articles

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The Adventures of Naked Man

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Letter-perfect With Buzz Words

THE word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious may not have been on the test list, but there were plenty of challenging words for more than 80 finalists in the Hunter Regional final of the Premier's Spelling Bee at Maitland East Public School yesterday.

Spelling Is Bees Knee's For Tadi

UNLIKE many native English-speakers, Tadi Hernandez-Ucha knew instinctively the first time he heard the word "exorbitant" that it was not spelled with an "h".

Kamakazi Charges In To Take Centre Stage For Bmx Debut

HE CHANGED his name to Kamakazi and presents just as you would imagine. "I like to be the centre of attention and I think now's a perfect time to be centre of attention," said the 27-year-old, who is joined in the BMX competition by fellow Australians Jared Graves and Luke Madill.