Billboard Misspells Bee Contestant's Name
AMARILLO, Texas (AP)—Caitlin Campbell couldn't spell collyrium but someone couldn't spell her last name.
A billboard went up in this Panhandle city to honor Caitlin's eighth-place finish in the national spelling bee. It reads: "Congratulations! Caitlin Cambell for making Amarillo proud.''
Lamar Outdoor Advertising, which donated the space, said it plans to replace the downtown sign with the correct spelling.
Caitlin, 14, made it to the ninth round of the first prime-time network broadcast of the Scripps National Spelling Bee earlier this month in Washington. She left the competition when she misspelled the word collyrium, a term for eye lotion.
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