Front left to right: Josie Hurst, 3rd place; Emma Van Grouw, champion; Alexis Rickrode, 2nd place
Back: 5th & 6th Grade winners: Gabrielle Silvious, 3rd place; Danielle Pfeiffer, 1st place; Jeffrey Endres, 2nd place
The 2013 Spelling Bee started on Friday, Feb. 15, with 41 students. The Bee determines a school champion. We also determine place winners for the 5th/6th grade level, as well as for the 7th/8th grade level. It took eleven rounds to determine a 5th/6th winner in addition to the three finalists for the 7th/8th grade level. Daniel Pfieffer earned first place by being successful through 10 rounds. Jeffrey Endres finish second after winning a runoff with Gabrielle Silvious. He correctly spelled kindergarten and definition to earn 2nd place.
In the upper level, Josie Hurst finished in third place. After Chapel on Wednesday, Feb 20th, Alexis Rickrode and Emma VanGrouw squared off for the school championship. Emma correctly spelled alternative and comparative to earn the overall school championship.
Congratulations to each of the place winners!