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Rhizoctonia is a genus of asexual, anamorphic fungi known for causing crop diseases. It’s also the word that netted 67-year-old Michael Petrina Jr. his second first-place win at the AARP National Spelling Bee. Petrina also won the bee in 2009 and placed second in 2011 and 2008.
That’s right, folks. AARP is having a national spelling bee and you can be our next spelling champion! The contest is open to anyone over 50 who has the skills and motivation to go up against some of the best spellers in the nation for some serious spelling competition. The AARP National Spelling Bee was actually created in 1996 by a group of AARP members in Cheyenne, Wyoming, who wanted to challenge themselves and others their age to see how …