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Original post made on Jan 24, 2008

Nicole Jacobsen, 12, a student at JLS Middle School, out-spelled 200 of her fellow JLS students Wednesday to win the JLS Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship. Jacobsen won by correctly spelling the word "chrysalis." <B>Photo by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Online.</B>

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Posted by jjnobananas
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Jan 24, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Good job Nicole. What's next?


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Posted by Evelyn Aguon
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jan 25, 2008 at 8:36 am

Wow! Congratulations Nicole!


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Posted by Stan Carmack
a resident of another community
on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Extraordinary! Congrats! Nicole, you won on a tough word. Way to go! Here's a fun, long word (tho' it's coined): Floccinaucinihilipilification.
If you're interested, here's a good place to read about other long words:
Web Link
And here's one of my coworkers' favorites: steatopygia.


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Posted by Crystal Coe
a resident of another community
on Jan 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I got chills when I heard you won! Way to go, Nicole.


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Posted by Paula Kinnison
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm

You rock Nicole!!!


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Posted by a JLS student
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Jan 26, 2008 at 8:17 am

go Nicole!! I saw you win on KJLS!


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Posted by JLS Student
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Jan 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm

You rock Nicole! Keep on going. Guess who this is...


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Posted by Sinclaire
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Jan 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I saw you win!!! you did a great, great job! keep it up, so hopefully you'll be in at least the winner, or the 2nd place for all 3 years of JLS! &lt;3


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Posted by ejgobananas
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Jun 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Try to spell this "darjeeling" - oh, I guess I gave it away. Oops. You are a fine speller and a wonderful human bean.


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Posted by Victor
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 22, 2009 at 10:22 pm

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis- longest english word.
Guess what it means.

you're right, it's a disease. How did you guess?


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