Emma Zwirschitz, a seventh-grade student from St. Martin School in Clintonville placed second in the CESA 8 Spelling Bee.
Karelyn Malliet, an eighth grade student from Shawano Middle School, won the spelling bee. Malliet moves on to compete at the state level of competition held on March 28 at Madison Area Technical College in Madison.
Other contestants from the CESA 8 Region included: Abigail Timler of Bonduel, fourth grade; Kellie Smith of Clintonville, sixth grade; Logan Thiex of Bowler, sixth grade; Bethany Kreklow of Tigerton, seventh grade. Students in grades 4-8 competed in the regional spelling bee after they had won their local school spelling bee.
The contest was held at Clintonville High School, Monday, Feb. 9. Chris Van Hoof was the pronouncer. Joanne Reimer and Nancy Brewer were judges for the CESA 8 spelling competition.
Some of the word spelled correctly included:
dromedary, Sahel, inchoate, cordillera, epee, and steppe.
Competing in a spelling bee helps students build confidence, listening and communication skills as students further their education and prepare for the work world.