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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." Photo by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 24, 2008, 1:39 PM

Comments (10)

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

Good job Nicole. What's next?


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

Wow! Congratulations Nicole!


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.


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.


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

You rock Nicole!!!


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!


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...


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! <3


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.


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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