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Burns win school spelling bee

Seventh-grader Kaden Burns won the Jan. 11 Spelling Bee at Morris Area Schools. Rae Yost/Sun Tribune1 / 2
The top three placers in the Morris Area Schools Spelling Bee Jan. 11 are: from left, Kaden Burns, first place, Katya Lackey, third place and Luci Bransel, second place. Rae Yost/Sun Tribune2 / 2

It took a few final rounds but Kaden Burns emerged as the winner of the spelling bee at Morris Area Schools today, Jan. 11.

Burns, a seventh-grader, and Luci Bransel, an eighth-grader, made it to the final round but it took several words before Bransel was eliminated.

Sixth-grader Katya Lackey finished in third place.

Burns said he wasn't too nervous during the contest but he did take a big breath to relax when the competition finished.

For a story and more photos of the spelling bee, see the Jan. 14 Sun Tribune. Watch our website for video.