Students showing their Spelling Bee awards

We had 26 students participate in the spelling bee this year.  Our 5th, 6th, and 7th Language Arts teachers hold a classroom bee in each of their three ELA blocks.  The winners from each class compete in the schoolwide Spelling Bee that was held on January 12, 2022.  Cole Bruggeman won after correctly spelling "morbidity" in the 15th round of competition. He will go on to compete in the regional Spelling Bee.  The first runner-up was Logan Bower and Seth Augsburger finished as second runner-up.

Retired WMS Principal Julie Miars Golden served as our announcer, Guidance Counselor Kristi Fisher and MH Counselor/5th Grade SEL Instructor Susan Harrod served as judges while DARE Officer Mitchell Karner was the timekeeper.