25 years ago – 1996

The top junior high school spellers in Southwest Michigan met in a rough and rugged Cloverleaf Spelling Contest team competition in February. Now the survivors of that tilt will meet for the Cloverleaf Individual Contest on April 9. The winner of the single-elimination contest gets to represent the area at the 69th Annual National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., from May 28 to June 1.