Bonduel student competes in state bee

Erin Timler finishes in top 10
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Leader Staff


Contributed Photo Erin Timler, an eighth-grader from Bonduel, is shown competing over the weekend at the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison.

Shawano County’s reigning two-time spelling bee champion turned in another stellar performance this weekend at the Badger State Spelling Bee.

Erin Timler, an eighth-grader from Bonduel, finished in eighth place out of 46 competitors at the statewide event held at Madison Area Technical College.

It was the second consecutive year that Timler advanced to the state competition after winning the Shawano County regional spelling bee. She finished in 20th place statewide last year.

Timler correctly spelled “diorama,” “détente,” “roodebok,” “jnana” and other words this year before being eliminated for misspelling “colchicum” in the 15th round of competition.

Her younger sister, Abby, now in sixth grade, won the regional spelling bee and competed at state two years ago.