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The 12-year-old who can spell better than spelling bee judges!
UK Daily Mail, various ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jessica Montoya Coggins

Posted on 03/17/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by Stoat

The 12-year-old who can spell better than spelling bee judges! Little girl eliminated after judges couldn't get 'braille' right

W-R-O-N-G 

A young girl with an affinity for spelling was erroneously eliminated from a spelling bee in Selma, California after she allegedly misspelled the word 'braille.' 

According to KMPH, Sierra Shoemaker, 12, provided the correct spelling for the word, but the judges had the word spelled with one 'L' and sent her packing with a second-place finish

 

'I didn't really want to say anything because when the word master tells you [that you] spelled a word wrong you don't really want to argue with him.'

Despite a community outcry, officials from Selma's school district would not grant an appeal on the spelling bee, but they did provide something even better. 

Shoemaker will be able to compete in next week's Fresno County Spelling Bee.



(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: braille; california; selma; shoemaker; sierrashoemaker; spelling; spellingbee
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Spelling Bee- Kid Gets Second Chance After District Screws Up - KMPH FOX 26 - Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

 

A video report is available at the link above.

1 posted on 03/17/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; xsmommy; VRWCmember; secret garden; Slip18; Argh; DaveLoneRanger; AVNevis
I suppose the judges had been focusing on Marxist, militant-feminist 'literature' in college instead of learning correct spelling, although I recall knowing how to spell Braille as a VERY young stoat....
2 posted on 03/17/2013 9:37:55 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat
As I hope people know, the infamous Dan Quayle incident consisted of the school handing Quayle a card upon which "potato" had been mispelled. The student in the bee spelled it correctly, Quayle looked at the official card and said, "I'm sorry, that's wrong."

And the media decided that Quayle was an idiot.

3 posted on 03/17/2013 9:56:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It actually wasn’t spelled wrong. You can spell the plural two ways, one is more commonly used today than the other; but in the past, the version he used was the more common way.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 9:59:00 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

What? Are you a killjoy? What fun would it be if Dan wasn’t a complete idiot? /jk


5 posted on 03/17/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The word was not plural, it was singular, and the TEACHER spelled it wrong.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 10:23:23 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Stoat
According to KMPH, Sierra Shoemaker, 12, provided the correct spelling for the word, but the judges had the word spelled with one 'L' and sent her packing with a second-place finish

I should hope that they took back their second place trophy and gave her her first place trophy.

7 posted on 03/17/2013 10:25:49 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Secret Agent Man
It actually wasn’t spelled wrong.

Since it is named after a proper name (Luis Braille), I am surprised that an alternate spelling has become acceptable.
8 posted on 03/17/2013 10:25:57 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Stoat

WHERE is blind justice when you need it?????


9 posted on 03/17/2013 10:27:04 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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Bees, they're nothin' to mess with.
10 posted on 03/17/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Kirkwood

Potato and potatoe are both correct. Potato is the currently preferred version, but the flash card at the Dan Quayle event used the other spelling as the standard.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 10:29:19 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Potatoe is not correct because we no longer live in the 1300s when standard spelling didn’t exist. Potato is the correct spelling, and the way you would want teachers to teach your kids to spell it.


12 posted on 03/17/2013 10:35:36 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Stoat

Shocked, I am Shocked!!

I must admit I was surprised when I found the young lady was ‘blond and blue eyed’, I was surely looking for a ‘disadvantaged’ student.

Glad to see the judges had the good sense to allow the young lady to be added to the next step.


13 posted on 03/17/2013 10:36:08 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: Stoat

When I was 12 I would have kept quiet too. Not now. I would have said “No, you’re wrong. The correct spelling is what I said. Go back and get the correct information.”


14 posted on 03/17/2013 10:41:26 AM PDT by I want the USA back (You know I'm right.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

And to think that today we have a president who while may be able to spell does not know how many states there are in the Union. :-))


15 posted on 03/17/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Stoat

Has the blind yoot community started rioting so they can get free stuff?


16 posted on 03/17/2013 12:09:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Stoat

As Andrew Jackson said:
Only a fool spells a word the same way twice.


17 posted on 03/17/2013 1:23:07 PM PDT by hans56
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To: Stoat; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

P-O-T-A-T-O-E


18 posted on 03/17/2013 1:24:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Stoat
"Spelling bees are as rigged as pro wrestling. Trust me on this"

19 posted on 03/17/2013 3:39:46 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Kirkwood

Go take a look at the ubiquitous Betty Crocker Cookbook. They spell it with an “e”.


20 posted on 03/17/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: bigheadfred
WHERE is blind justice when you need it?????

 

"snicker"  ;-)

21 posted on 03/17/2013 8:10:54 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: I want the USA back; All
When I was 12 I would have kept quiet too. Not now.

 

I'm assuming that there were multiple judges in attendance, and none of them said a word. 

She spelled it correctly, but on the judges and word master spelling sheet it was spelled with one less "L."

 

So, not only does nobody proofread the master spelling list, nobody took 1/2 second out of their busy day to push the "spellcheck" button.  A common word like Braille would have popped up in even the most antiquated word processor's spellcheck program.

This sounds like precisely the sort of work-process that I would expect from the most thuggish "it's not my job" labor union hacks; and these Mensa Champions are not only teaching our children, they're making them fail what is to the child an extremely important event when they could have been gracious and corrected themselves at the time....if there had been an ounce of humility or professionalism on their parts.

"sigh"

22 posted on 03/17/2013 8:26:35 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat; Gamecock; F15Eagle

What was worse was that the next word was “Moops.”


23 posted on 03/17/2013 8:29:05 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Has the blind yoot community started rioting so they can get free stuff?

 

LMAO ;-)

 

Give us more photo givemo.gif 

24 posted on 03/17/2013 8:41:01 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Larry Lucido
What was worse was that the next word was “Moops.”

Or brailleola.

25 posted on 03/17/2013 9:01:59 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

:)


26 posted on 03/17/2013 9:36:24 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Stoat

thanks


27 posted on 03/18/2013 5:34:33 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: pennyfarmer
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28 posted on 03/29/2013 2:53:56 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Lets not. LOL


29 posted on 03/29/2013 5:08:05 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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