EIGHT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COMPETE IN DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

EIGHT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COMPETE IN DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

052413-1Local students from eight local students participated in a spelling bee… “Frequency…F-R-E-Q-U-E-N-C-Y, frequency!” That was the tie breaking word that won it for Yucca Mesa Elementary fifth grade student, Psypris Serano taking first place. When asked how it felt her reaction was, “When I heard I won, I wanted to cry!” Yucca Mesa Elementary hosted the 2nd Annual District Spelling Bee for 32 elementary students between fourth and sixth grades. Four students representing each school had to spell words ranging from maritime to idiosyncratic. Second place winner was Landers Elementary student Logan Simms and third place was Yucca Valley Elementary student Zackary Bunn. The panel of readers and judges were Dr. Deborah Turner, Irene Johnson, Kathi Papp, and Angela Gay. Teachers and Organizers of the event, Cheryl Hopton, Jennifer Buma, and Jessica Hadley hope that eventually the students are able to compete at the national level. Seeing what these kids accomplished, I would say they are well prepared!

Friendly Hills Elementary
Sara Mills
Haley Smith
Alexia Denogean
Haley Ramstorf

Joshua Tree Elementary
Angelina Quirante
Chloe Eaton-Gonzalez
Winnie Kelley
Logan Clootier

Landers Elementary
Logan Sims
Gabby Kanuch
Angela Shepard
Raymond Pliego

Morongo Valley Elementary
Dylan Norton
Abby Holtman
Aidan Wolfe
Kaden Kodel

Onaga Elementary
Tom Cruz
Katryna Kimberlain
Tim Cruz
Caelan Fraschetti

Twentynine Palms
Kaliyah Maxwell
Hunter Cotton
Elso Lynch
Alizabeth Christopher

Yucca Mesa
Andres Sanchez
Psypris Serano
Erica Montgomery
Markina Evdokimoff

Yucca Valley
Alexis Cortes
Gary Adams
Trevor Wheeler
Zackary Bunn

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