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Frontier School of Innovation superintendent, Ismet Sean Isik, left, and principal, Ilker Yilmaz pose with Kush Sharma after Sharma won the Jackson County Spelling Bee at the Central Library in Kansas City, Mo. Two weeks ago, the bee ran out of words after the Sharma and Sophia Hoffman eliminated 23 other contestants and went another 47 rounds against each other.

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Kansas City-area spelling bee finally ends

A marathon spelling bee between two Kansas City-area students who exhausted the initial word list last month ended after 29 more rounds Saturday when the eventual runner-up stumbled over the word "stifling."

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