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Seneca Girl Wins Regional Spelling Bee

13-year-old Cara Knapp, of rural Seneca, spelled “inselberg” to win The Topeka Capital-Journal’s 58th annual Regional Spelling Bee at Topeka West High School, 2001 S.W. Fairlawn.

Her parents Curtis and Catherine Knapp, and other family members were on hand to celebrate with her. Cara is home schooled and currently in seventh grade.

For those who are curious, an inselberg is an isolated hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. The word is of German origin and means “island mountain”. It is spelled i-n-s-e-l-b-e-r-g.

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