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Nebulous planning, clear success
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Northside fifth-grader Broderick Cornfield, Monroe Middle School sixth-grader Griffin Clark, seventh-grader Clayton Waski and eighth-grader Autticah Symons wait to begin the final rounds of the district spelling bee at the MMS auditorium Wednesday. Symons won by correctly spelling the word nebulosity. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
Sometimes, a little push is all it takes to bring out the best in us. That might have been the case for eighth-grader Autticah Symons Wednesday, who said he only participated in the spelling bee after getting roped in by a friend.