The District Spelling Bee is an official preliminary contest for the Oregon state competition. Held in the Spring each year, elementary, middle and high school students compete for cash prizes provided by Salem Kiwanis, ribbons and bragging rights to over 105 really hard words.
Here are the winners of the 2016 Salem-Keizer District Spelling Contest:
Division I (K-5th grade): Megan Smith, 5th grade, Sumpter Elementary School
Division II (6th-8th grade): Andrew Ketola, 7th grade, Crossler Middle School
Division III (9th-12th grade): Hayden Shurtleff, 12th grade, West Salem High School