Gregory Attends Missouri Valley Spelling Bee

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Gregory Attends Missouri Valley Spelling Bee

Salma Serr

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On Wednesday, Feb. 28, grades first through sixth competed in Bonesteel at the annual spelling bee. The Missouri Valley Spelling Bee consists of a 35 word written test and a standard oral spelling test. The word and oral tests are combined to determine places. The top three placers in each grade receive a trophy. The students are picked by their teachers who look at their AIMS Web testing scores and their spelling scores.

Twelve Gregory participants competed and came home with three medalist consisting of Jerilee Hanson, of first grade, who brought home second place, Max Bearshield, of third grade, who brought home first place, and Eli Barreto of sixth grade who brought home second. Six schools attended such as Andes Central, Gregory, Burke, Platte-Geddes, South Central, and Dakota Christian. Gregory tied with Burke for second place for team points. Andes Central received first.

Gregory’s 12 participants were first graders, David Biggins and Hanson; second graders, Charrissa Ring and Dani VanDerWerff; third graders, Emma Holmberg and Bearshield; fourth graders, Lucas Barreto and Adyson Stukel; fifth graders, Kaydence Eaglestar and Brandon Nguyen; and sixth graders, E. Barreto and Nathan Fortuna. The coaches are Mrs. Hoffman (1st-3rd grade) and Mrs.Voigt (4th-6th grade)

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