24 Young Spellers Qualify for NCW Regional Spelling bee

24 Young Spellers Qualify for NCW Regional Spelling bee

This year 24 impressive young spellers earned entry to the NCW Regional Spelling Bee organized by the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF).  The regional champion represents north central Washington at the national Scripps Spelling Bee held annually in the spring in Washington DC.

Students in grades 4th-8th from Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties were eligible to participate.   To earn entry into the NCW Regional Spelling Bee, each competitor must place in the top two of their school building local spelling bee.  Schools register with Scripps National Spelling Bee for students to compete and get access to word lists, bee guides and more.

NCW Regional Spelling Bee Finalists

Chelan County

Cashmere Middle School – Bea  Kelzenberg, grade-7

Cashmere Middle School – Titus Corbaley, grade-8

Chelan Middle School – David Kelly, grade-7

Chelan Middle School – Cray Silva, grade-8

Manson Elementary – Spencer Thompson, grade-5

Manson Elementary – Kimberly Calderon, grade-4

Orchard Middle School (Wenatchee) – Tenoch Campos, grade-8

Orchard Middle School (Wenatchee) – Audrey Erwert, grade-7

St. Joseph School-Wenatchee – Gabriela Martinez, grade-5

St. Joseph School-Wenatchee – Eli Wright, grade-5

Sunnyslope Elementary School (Wenatchee) – Benjamin Newman, grade-5

Sunnyslope Elementary School (Wenatchee) – Neal Nayak, grade-5

Washington Elementary School (Wenatchee) – Emma Johnson, grade-5

Washington Elementary School (Wenatchee) – Natalie Smeller, grade-5

Douglas County

Clovis Point (East Wenatchee) – Miguel Rivera, grade-7

Clovis Point (East Wenatchee) – Everleigh Lawson, grade-5

Mansfield Elementary And High School – George Murison, grade-7

Mansfield Elementary And High School – Megan Wick, grade-7

Okanogan County

Grainger Elementary (Okanogan) – Joseph Kruse, grade-5

Grainger Elementary (Okanogan) – Emmett Allenby, grade-4

Omak Middle School – Xavier  Levi, grade-8

Omak Middle School – Bayley Ross, grade-6

Tonasket Elementary School – Xen Fardys, grade-5

Tonasket Elementary School – Jared Aparicio-Pena, grade-5

Due to school closures locally and across the country, many regional spelling bees have been postponed.  This is the case for the North Central Washington event.  Scripps is advising regional bees and it is hoped at this time that the NCW Regional Spelling Bee will occur at a later date. The National Scripps Spelling Bee originally planned to occur in Washington D.C. on Sunday, May 24th – Friday, May 29th but has been suspended.

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