Updated: Mar 5, 2019
Thursday, February 11th, Mishawaka High School held the 29th annual Mishawaka All-City Spelling Bee. The event was sponsored by the Mishawaka Breakfast Optimist Club, and two students from each of the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in all School City of Mishawaka elementary schools competed. The Bee was an exhilarating event, to say the least. Students competed to spell highly advanced words for their age group, producing a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for each grade.
The 4th-grade winner was Ethan Scott of Twin Branch Elementary, with runner-up Ethan Bryce of Beiger Elementary, and second runner-up Hunter Cunningham-Gloster of Beiger Elementary. The 5th-grade winner was Kyle Bloch of Lasalle Elementary, with runner-up Michael Pelberg of South Bend Hebrew Day School, and second runner-up Josiah Dubree of Liberty Elementary. Lastly, the 6th-grade winner was Yudi Kenzer of South Bend Hebrew Day School, with runner-up Moshe Seligson of South Bend Hebrew Day School, and second-runner up Ryan Allman of Hums Elementary.
The winners were all awarded plaques for their achievements. In the future, you can expect these students to potentially compete in a regional spelling bee. Winners of that Bee this year will then move on to compete from May 24-26th in the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee, held in Washington D.C. The winner of the National Spelling Bee will win $30,000, as well as additional prizes. Congratulations to all of the winners and the best of luck to them as they compete in the future and continue along their path towards victory!