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Beaty eighth grader wins countywide spelling bee | News, Sports, Jobs – timesobserver.com

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Chase May of Youngsville Middle School spells a word on his way to a third-place tie in the 2023 Warren County Spelling Bee Wednesday at Beaty-Warren Middle School.

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The 2023 Warren County Spelling Bee featured 15 amazing spellers from all over Warren County.

It was exciting, even exhilarating at times, until, in the end, Beaty-Warren Middle School eighth-grader Vance Darr was ordained champion.

From the beginning, spellers whizzed overtly through the words posed to them by moderator Kelli Knapp, executive director of Warren Public Library.

Some of the spellers had special rituals they went through at the microphone as they spelled out words in front of judges Todd Mineweaser of Youngsville Borough Police, John Papalia of Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, and Brandon Deppen of Warren County School District.

As the rounds went on, there was a subsidence of the pool of spellers. Two spellers’ days went defunct in round three. Four were knocked out in the fifth round, and three more in the sixth. The seventh and eighth rounds each claimed spellers. With four remaining, there was a break until two – Chase May of Youngsville Middle School on telenovelas and Libbey VanHouten of Eisenhower Middle School on preternaturally – were eliminated in the eleventh round.

At the beginning of the event, organizers announced the third-place ties would be broken by drawing for high card. At the end of the event, because they had been eliminated in the same round and were in third place, VanHouten and May returned to the stage for that draw. VanHouten pulled a jack to May’s 6 to claim third place.

The finalists, Darr and Liam Ferry, both of Beaty-Warren Middle School, went head-to-head for six rounds – advancing past words like mullioned, architrave, parathas, roulette, undine, sackbuts, hurdy gurdy, and Zimbabwe.

In the seventeenth round, Darr correctly spelled Vesuvian, while Ferry was tripped up by urad.

Darr had to successfully spell one more word to win the championship. He did so, managing Sikhism.

“I have a good memory,” Darr said when asked why he was so good in the bee.

He said he spent about 30 minutes a night memorizing the words on the list provided to all the spellers and felt good with all the words.

For winning the bee, Darr is eligible to attend the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee at Robert Morris University.

He is unsure how he will compare to the other spellers there, but he said he has high hopes.

Darr also won a $200 prize from the Times Observer and a $100 prize from Northwest Bank.

Ferry received a $75 gift card from Northwest and will be the county’s alternate for the Western Pennsylvania event.

VanHouten received a $50 gift card from Northwest.

Organizer Tiffany Mandeville was impressed by all of the competitors.

“Those kids are awesome spellers,” she said. “It was pretty amazing.”

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MDC-T Break-away Group: “Our Party Currently Doesn’t Have … – pindula.co.zw

MDC-T Break-away group, led by Elias Mudzuri and other suspended members, has said the party led by Senator Douglas Mwonzora currently does not have the capacity to rebuild Zimbabwe.

The group made the remarks during a press conference held in Harare on Thursday 02 February 2023. Said the group:

We do not think that we do have a party that can actually do the job for us to bring true liberation to Zimbabweans who are suffering, you know economic problems we are facing.

The group said there is a need for the opposition MDC-T to reorganise and restructure and put the right people for the right decisions to be made.

The break-away party consists of Mudzuri, Norest Marara, Gift Konjana, John Nyika, Den Moyo, Edwin Dzambara, and Edwin Kakora who were suspended from the MDC-T last month allegedly for breaking party rules, having illegal meetings, and undermining the democratic procedures of the organisation.

Following the suspension, Mudzuri vowed to resist expulsion saying Mwonzora can only expel him on paper.

There has been a leadership crisis in the MDC-T since the 26 March 2022 by-elections in which the party did not win a single seat.

Some members of the MDC-T blame leader Senator Douglas Mwonzora for the loss and they hoped he would be replaced during the party’s 5th Ordinary Congress held at the City Sports Centre in Harare on Sunday, 18 December 2022.

However, the MDC-T endorsed Mwonzora as the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.

Mudzuri and colleagues say the congress must be declared null and void because Mwonzora did not follow due process.

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MDC-T Break-away Group: “Our Party Currently Doesn’t Have … – pindula.co.zw

MDC-T Break-away group, led by Elias Mudzuri and other suspended members, has said the party led by Senator Douglas Mwonzora currently does not have the capacity to rebuild Zimbabwe.

The group made the remarks during a press conference held in Harare on Thursday 02 February 2023. Said the group:

We do not think that we do have a party that can actually do the job for us to bring true liberation to Zimbabweans who are suffering, you know economic problems we are facing.

The group said there is a need for the opposition MDC-T to reorganise and restructure and put the right people for the right decisions to be made.

The break-away party consists of Mudzuri, Norest Marara, Gift Konjana, John Nyika, Den Moyo, Edwin Dzambara, and Edwin Kakora who were suspended from the MDC-T last month allegedly for breaking party rules, having illegal meetings, and undermining the democratic procedures of the organisation.

Following the suspension, Mudzuri vowed to resist expulsion saying Mwonzora can only expel him on paper.

There has been a leadership crisis in the MDC-T since the 26 March 2022 by-elections in which the party did not win a single seat.

Some members of the MDC-T blame leader Senator Douglas Mwonzora for the loss and they hoped he would be replaced during the party’s 5th Ordinary Congress held at the City Sports Centre in Harare on Sunday, 18 December 2022.

However, the MDC-T endorsed Mwonzora as the party’s sole presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.

Mudzuri and colleagues say the congress must be declared null and void because Mwonzora did not follow due process.

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