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Students complete in Regional Spelling Bee

February 27, 2013
Daily Press

ESCANABA - Area students spelled words like astrophysicist, sanguinolent, cassiopeian, and halcyon at the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association Regional Spelling Bee, held at Holy Name Catholic School on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Participating schools were Holy Name, Bark River-Harris, North Central Area, and Carney-Nadeau.

Judges were Mark Chouinard, teacher at Holy Name Catholic School; and Cindy Anthony, school librarian at Holy Name Catholic School. Word pronouncer was Ann Cashen, teacher at Holy Name Catholic School. A welcome was given by Holy Name Catholic School Principal Joseph Carlson.

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Fifth grade winners are, from left, Noah Weaver, Holy Name Catholic School — third place; Leo Cashen, Holy Name Catholic School — fourth place; Madalyn Dani, North Central Area — second place; Lauren Kwarciany, Bark River-Harris — first place; and spelling bee word pronouncer Ann Cashen. 

Regional Spelling Bee results are:

Fifth grade 1st place, Lauren Kwarciany of Bark River-Harris; 2nd place, Madalyn Dani of North Central Area.

Sixth grade 1st place, Alanis Harris of Carney-Nadeau; 2nd place, Paxton Johnson of Holy Name Catholic School.

Seventh grade 1st place, Julia Kobasic of Bark River-Harris; 2nd place, Luke LaFave of Holy Name Catholic School.

Eighth grade 1st place, Seth Polfus of North Central Area; 2nd place, Robert Wils of Holy Name Catholic School.

Additional participants include fifth-graders, Leo Cashen and Noah Weaver, both of Holy Name Catholic School; sixth-graders Raquel Leisner of Bark River-Harris and Renee Perrault of Holy Name Catholic School; seventh-graders, Rushil Kasetty of Holy Name Catholic School and Jason Kirschner of North Central; and eighth-grader C J Barron of Holy Name Catholic School.

The first two places in each grade level are invited to compete in the Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee finals, hosted by Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools on March 13.

The winner of the U.P. Finals will be sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Area spelling bees are sponsored by Upper Peninsula Community Education Association.

 
 

 

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