Mono County Office of Education is pleased to share the results of the Mono County Elementary and Middle School Spelling Bee held on March 15, 2016 at Lee Vining Elementary School. Tammy Nguyen, Director of Curriculum & Instruction gave 1st and 2nd place ribbons for each division, Elementary and Junior High, and participation certificates for all.
In the final round the last two competitors battle head to head. If one student misspells a word, the other must correctly spell the missed word and correctly spell the next word to win. The top two placeholders in each division qualify to participate at the State Competitions in April & May. Congratulations to all four of these students!
Elementary School (4th – 6th grades) results:
1st place Belle Dolan Carleton (5th) Mammoth Elementary School
2nd place Parth Patel (5th) Mammoth Elementary School
Middle School (7th – 9th grades) results:
1st place Lily Pedersen (8th) Mammoth Middle School
2nd place Ben Trefry (8th) Lee Vining Elementary School
Kudos to the following students for their hard work and participation in Spelling Bee 2016:
Elementary School Students: Catarino Reeves, Rachel Palisoc, Alicia Mandell, Kelly Thompson, Emily Gonzalez, Leilani Cornejo, Vanessa Godinez, Colby Bue, Ellery McQuilkin, Eva Segura, Regan Ritchie
Middle School Students: Britney Harper, Seth Humiston, Aiden Little,
David Barajas, Brayan Garcia, Augustus Burch, Claire DesBaillets,
Congratulations and tha
nk you to all the coaches: Suzanne Scholl, Nicole Crim, Julia Silliker, Brian Zobel, Leah Rosnau, Jonnel Leggette, Annie Rinaldi, Brianna Brown. These coaches give extra time practicing with their team members prior to competition. Their commitment to our students is commendable and appreciated.
Many thanks to our volunteer judges: Stacy Corless, Ana Danielson and Karl Schnadt. Thanks to Deanna Campbell for her work as pronouncer, Rhea Kerby, & Debie Schnadt for their help during the event. Appreciation also goes to Principal Roger Yost and his staff at Lee Vining Elementary School for hosting this great event.
In case you were wondering, the winning word for the Elementary level was salmonella and for the Middle School level was interrogate.