Posted by SKEF on March 12 2015
The best spellers in the Salem-Keizer School District squared off Wednesday during the annual Salem-Keizer School District Spelling Contest at Crossler Middle School.
In the end, 13 students - five elementary, five middle and three high school - were recognized among their top spelling peers. The first place winner in each division will represent the district at the Regional Spelling Contest April 16th.
Division I - Elementary School
1st Place: Jia Israel - Kalapuya
2nd Place: Gwynneth Knight - Clear Lake
3rd Place: Olivia Hickam - Lee
4th Place: Khang Nguyen - Hayesville
5th Place: Jacob Zelenka – Cummings
Division II - Middle School
Top 5 winners
1st Place: Juliana Ha - Stephens
2nd Place: Madeline King - Howard Street
3rd Place: Trevor Rarick - Crossler
4th Place: Parker Salmon - Whiteaker
5th Place: Ellie Bertholf - Stephens
Division III - High School
Top 3 winners
1st Place: Isaac King - South
2nd Place: Ben Beckstrom - West
3rd Place: Hayden Shurtleff - West
The top five finishers in Divisions I and II combined and the top three finishers in Division III all received cash prizes from the Salem Kiwanis Club. The 1st place students’ school for each division will be awarded $250 dollars to support literacy efforts, thanks to Salem Kiwanis Club.
The written form contest was produced by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation and the Salem Kiwanis Club. It featured 24 elementary, 26 middle and 10 high school students representing 36 Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
The Oregon Statewide Spelling Contest takes place Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Oregon State Fair.