KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They’re going to need more words.
In a spelling bee competition Saturday at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, Highland Park fifth grader Sophia Hoffman and Frontier School of Innovation seventh-grader Kush Sharma squared off for top honors.
The pair matched each other word for word, round after round. At the end of 66 rounds Saturday, officials declared a tie and set another match for next month to decide a winner.
Either Sophia or Kush will represent Jackson County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.