Students compete in spelling bee

Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Southern Middle School | Comments Off

Twenty-four students from Southern Middle School recently participated in the 11-round Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eighth-grader Emily Hellwig was named the winner after correctly spelling the word  mahogany. She won an online Encyclopedia Britannica subscription and a semester of Powerspeak 12, an online foreign language program. Pictured, from left, are Len Reppert, principal; Laura McCusker, English teacher; Erik Younkin, third-place winner; Hellwig; Connor Dills, second-place winner; and Kate Newland, gifted support teacher.

Twenty-four students from Southern Middle School recently participated in the 11-round Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eighth-grader Emily Hellwig was named the winner after correctly spelling the word mahogany. She won an online Encyclopedia Britannica subscription and a semester of Powerspeak 12, an online foreign language program. Pictured, from left, are Len Reppert, principal; Laura McCusker, English teacher; Erik Younkin, third-place winner; Hellwig; Connor Dills, second-place winner; and Kate Newland, gifted support teacher.