Forty-One second through eighth grade students from Casper Classical Academy, Cottonwood, Dean Morgan, Fort Caspar Academy, Midwest and Pineview registered for the Spelling Bee held at the Ramkota Hotel on January 23rd.
After two hours of 75 written words and 25 vocabulary words in the morning and another couple hours in the afternoon of orally spelling words, the top five competitors were confirmed:
• Beau Bartling, DM, 7th grade Laura Stadtfeld, sponsor – 1st place
• Isaac Vreeman, Pineview, 5th grade, Theresa Produit, sponsor – 2nd place
• Madison Wright, DM, 7th grade, Laura Stadtfeld, sponsor – 3rd place
• Laurel Zieger, Pineview, 5th grade, Theresa Produit, sponsor – 4th place
• Abigail Glennon, Fort Caspar Academy, 4th grade, Stephanie Lamb, sponsor – 5th place
Beau, Isaac and Madison will travel to Rock Springs March 24 for the State Spelling Bee and compete against other winners throughout Wyoming with Laurel and Abigail as alternates.
The Wyoming State winner will advance to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 27 – June 1.
All onstage rounds of the Bee take place in the Maryland Ballroom at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.