Winning with the word “abolition,” seventh-grader Kaydance Duran championed the school spelling bee that was held on January 9, 2019. Throughout the contest, there were several ties that were broken with spell-offs. In the end, the second-place trophy was grasped by eighth-grader Bryce Pyne, and the third-place trophy went to seventh-grader Brian George. Fourth, fifth, and sixth place went to Cameron Golden (eighth grade), Genevieve Massey (fifth grade), and Joshua Landis (fifth grade), respectively. Seventh-grader Megan Shawl captured seventh and will be the alternate in the event that one of the top six winners is not able to compete in the county bee, which is scheduled to take place on February 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Central Lake. Covering over 185 words, it was a competitive and challenging contest. Congratulations to the spellers and their families.