Sixth Grader Wins Park Hill School District Spelling Bee, Advances to National Bee
Plaza Middle School sixth grader Allyson Scribner won the Park Hill School District Spelling Bee and will now advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland, May 24-29. Scribner said her hardest word to spell during the bee was “obstreperous.”
Lakeview Middle School seventh grader Quinn Bieberly took second at the district bee, and his hardest word to spell was “umami.” Lakeview seventh grader Peyton Wiewel took third, and her hardest word to spell was “sisyphian.“
The other top qualifiers were Elizabeth Tittrington, sixth grade, Plaza; Wasila Sun, seventh grade, Congress Middle School; Ellie Simpson, seventh grade, Congress; Cooper Mathisen, sixth grade, Plaza; Ashton Fisher, fifth grade, English Landing Elementary; Caylie Wallace, sixth grade, Plaza; Muaz Malik, fifth grade, Tiffany Ridge Elementary; and MyKayla Hunter, eighth grade, Congress.
Students in fifth through eighth grades were invited to take a computerized spelling test. The top 60 from the computerized exam advanced to the district spelling bee. The top ten finishers earned medals, and the top three received trophies.