Students from seven District 20 schools participated in this year’s 10th annual spelling bee. Thirty-four participants from fifth through eight grade spelled words for the three judges during the Thursday night competition. The judges had to narrow the field down to 10 finalists and one alternate. These 10 finalists will go on to the state spelling bee. The winner of the state spelling bee will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington D.C. starting May 27th 2018.
Here are the finalists from the D20 Spelling Bee in no particular order.
Nicholas Smits-Chinook Trails Elementary
Kaylee Killbreath-The da Vinci Academy
Jacob Caddali-Challenger Middle School
Vaisakh Mohandas-Challenger Middle School
Mitchell Norsen (Alternate)-Challenger Middle School
Rohit Paradkar-DCC Middle School
Will Sellmayer-DCC Middle School
Carson Echeverria-Mountain Ridge Middle School
Alexa Holmes-Mountain Ridge Middle School
Prarthana Mathad-Mountain Ridge Middle School
Tyler Barfuss-Timberview Middle School
Thanks to all participants for competing and doing a great job. Best of luck to our finalists as they represent Academy District 20 in the state spelling bee.