At STARBASE Battle Creek, located on the Air National Guard Base, the four-girl team of Page Elementary fifth-graders knew the landing was a one-shot event. Survival with bruises, bumps and cracks was okay, but oozing any kind of liquid -- not so much.
Kenzee Knight is the Page Elementary School spelling bee champion and Andres Ruiz is the runner-up after a hotly-contested spell-off. The two will represent Page at the regional spelling bee in Caledonia Feb. 27.
Kenzee Knight was covered with stickers labeling her eyes, ears, mouth, hair, chin, face in Spanish. "I like Spanish and I wanted to learn more," said Knight one of the 17 students who completed a four-week community enrichment Spanish course.