Marquette – 01/30/12 – The 2012 Marquette Area Public Schools District Spelling Bee was held on January 24, 2012 at the MSHS Shirley Smith Little Theater. Moderator for the competition was Tracy VanAbel, Administrative Assistant in the Education Department at NMU. Judges were Dianne Linn, retired MAPS Community Education Director and Tesse Sayen, MAPS Curriculum Support & Education Foundation Assistant.
Listed below are the winners at each grade level. All the students attend Bothwell Middle School. The 1st and 2nd place winners at each grade level will move on to the regional competition which will be held on February 21 at KI Sawyer Elementary School in Gwinn. The 3rd place winner will serve as an alternate.
Grade 5 Grade 6
Sophia Bartlett 1st Place Peyton Sides 1st Place
Jasmine Burke 2nd Place Sarah Dahlstrom 2nd Place
Marlee Matthews 3rd Place Sandra French 3rd Place
Grade 7 Grade 8
Kathie Waters 1st Place Ricky Vermeulen 1st Place
Adam Skendzel 2nd place Mikayla Matthews 2nd Place
Taylor Havican 3rd place Sydney Laakso 3rd Place