‘Turmoil’ decides MES spelling bee

Staff writer

After seven rounds of nail-biting competition, Cassie Meyer correctly spelled “turmoil,” in front of an audience of peers, teachers, and parents, to be declared spelling bee champion Friday at Marion Elementary School.

Cassie, a sixth grader, out-spelled 17 other MES contestants from Grades 4 through 6. She will compete at a county spelling bee Feb. 5 at Hillsboro Middle School along with MES student Chloe Burkholder, who spelled “disarray” to be named runner-up.

Mistie Larson came in third and will be an alternate.

Other contestants in the spelling bee were:

Jessica Arevalo, Raz Bell, Emma Calhoun, Carley Collett, Kennedy Fahey, Madison Hinton, Cheyenne Lewis, Jayden May, Dominic Miller, Ryan Newell, Laura Savage, Jayden Spencer, Abigail Stuchlik, Maggie Vinduska, and Tristen Williams

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