Education: Toboggan to Psychiatry

As soon as the delegation had checked into their rooms at Washington's Hotel Willard, they sat down and wrote a joint letter to the manager. He had misspelled the word "loveliest" on some hotel signs.

That was just the sort of thing this particular delegation would notice. They were some of the 40 crack teen-age spellers, the pick of four million schoolkids from all over the U.S., in Washington for the 21st annual Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee. The prize ($500) looked almost as big as some of the words they would be asked to spell....

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