The Riverside elementary spelling bee was conducted on Monday, Dec. 10. Sixteen students participated in grades 3-6. The spelling bee went 12 complete rounds with a winner rising to victory in the final round. The winner of the spelling bee was 4th grader Kara Klingler and the runner-up is 3rd grader Corbin Reed.
The junior high spelling bee was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 11. After 17 tough rounds and 10 contestants, 8th grader Aubree Davis won the Spelling Bee. The runner-up was 8th grader, Siera Barhorst.
It took a great deal of courage to stand in front of their school mates under the bright lights and spell words they may not have heard before let alone spell on a regular basis.
All four students qualified to participate in the Logan County Spelling Bee on Jan. 24 at Bellefontaine High School.
Klingler and Davis will take an online test in January to attempt to continue in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition.
Submitted by the Riverside school district.