Today, February 10th, 2010, 24 kids from Leoti's 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades met at the RBSES gym to compete against each other in their spelling abilities. These 24 kids were chosen out of their individual classes in the past couple of weeks. The result was that Zane Ward and Joshua Clark ended up going at it against each other, over and over. Eventually, Zane was the winner who will represent Wichita County in Great Bend.
Here are the competitors:
Third grade: Dakota Fisher, Oscar Jimenez, Tessa Lutters, Sarah Martin. The alternate was Alex Chavez.
Fourth grade: John Biermann, Elian Dorantes, Jace Engel, Summer Smades. Alternates were Mareli Salazar and Guadalupe Penaran.
Fifth grade: Abbey Fischer, Jorge Gallegos, Abby Ridder, Addison Ridder. Alternates were Kinzie Bangerter, Ariana Rodrigues, Matt Schumacher.
Sixth grade: Leighlyn Blau, Ezekiel Castillo, Brie Koops and Evan Ridder. Alternates were Hunter Hassell and Billy Taylor.
Seventh grade:Jacob and Joshua Clark (identical twins, Austin Groves, Linda Rempel. Alternates were Kirsten Kearns Yoanna Trevizo.
Eighth grade: Jantz Budde, Parker Hassell, Joshua Keltner and Zane Ward. Alternate was Destynee Hahn.
Pronouncer was Marti Lewis-Engel. Judges were Donna Lou Elder, Birdena Pridey and Judy Grusing-Woods.