Rocket News: Students Compete in Spencer District Spelling Bee

The Spencer District Spelling Bee participants included 24 of the top spellers from fifth through eighth grades. Back (L to R): Abigail Wilke, Aubrey Loveland, Abbie Leichtman, Abby Cherek, Brooke Cherek, Alyssa Kobs, Savana Weyer, Nathan Kieffer, and Peyton Brookhart. Middle (L to R): Austyn Widmann, Carson Kilty, Alexis Mlsna, Oliver Schweiger, Magnus Schweiger, Samuel Helgestad, Rachel Nieman, and Austin Lalicata. Front (L to R): Yasmin Gonzalez-Garcia, Emily Justman, Tyler Peterson, Ema Schultz, Gavin Andrew, Alexa Weber, and Kolton Liss.

Rocket News – The 2019 Spencer District Spelling Bee took place on Tuesday, January 15. The top six spellers from each of the grades fifth through eighth were gathered to compete. It lasted 13 rounds before all was said and done! In the end, a familiar face emerged victorious once again.

Nathan Kieffer, a seventh-grade student, won the event by correctly spelling the word balsam. Abigail Cherek, an eighth-grade student, was the runner-up. Nathan and Abby will both attend the CESA 10 Regional Spelling Bee in Thorp on January 30th where Nathan will compete. The top four contestants in that event will advance to the Badger Bee, Wisconsin’s state event in March.