Clara Mohler memorial first page

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Clara Mohler memorial first page - F-a-M-E earned by local spelling bee girl...
F-a-M-E earned by local spelling bee girl Coventry’s Clara Mohler became national champ, brought attention home By Mark J. Price Beacon Journal staff writer Clara Mohler was never at a loss for words. The Coventry Township eighth-grader had a large dictionary to memorize proper spellings. Through her mastery of language, she became a national folk hero and the pride of Summit County, laying the foundation for a satisfying career that took her around the world and transformed thousands of young lives. Teacher Cecile Baldwin led Clara, 13, in daily drills at Coventry Township School as the Beacon Journal district spelling bee approached in late April 1935. The honor student volunteered to stay after class to expand her vocabulary, correctly spelling 870 words for her teacher on the day before the Akron contest. “It was impossible to spell Clara down, it seemed,” Baldwin told the Beacon Journal. Local history Please see Spell, B3 Mohler

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  1. The Akron Beacon Journal,
  2. 18 May 2015, Mon,
  3. Page B001

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