2020 Regional Spelling Bee Hosted by NC RESA
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA) hosted the 2020 Regional Spelling Bee on February 25 with 18 district-level winners and runners-up (grades 3 through 8) competing for the regional title. Congratulations to Sophia Fries from Grant Middle School, who was the overall winner by correctly spelling the word pilferer in Round 11. Sophia will now advance to The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 24 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.
We are proud to acknowledge the district level spellers (front row: L to R) Rebecca Hillary, Hesperia Patricia St. Clair Elementary; Rhoen Wade, White Cloud Elementary; Cheryl West, Newaygo Elementary; Kaden Smith, Grant Elementary; Coleman Hewartson, Newaygo Elementary; Kristy Irwin, White Cloud Elementary; Justin Aprile, Big Jackson School; Sebastion Wilkinson, Big Jackson School; Levi Kraska, Newaygo Middle; (back row: L to R) Sophia Fries, Grant Middle; Oscar Mendez, Grant Middle; Catalina Cummins, Fremont Middle; Sophia Morse, Fremont Middle; Ian Fox, Hesperia Middle; Angela Nakvos-Clubb, Newaygo Middle; Laila Weber, Fremont Daisy Brook; Garrett Hulst, Fremont Daisy Brook; Jared Conley, Grant Elementary.
These students are commended for their determination in preparing for the different levels of competition at their local school District Bee, Newaygo County RESA Regional Bee, and The Greater Grand Rapids Bee. The winner from The Greater Grand Rapids Bee will have the opportunity to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee the last week of May in Washington D.C. For a detailed national competition schedule, please visit Scripps National Spelling Bee website at www.spellingbee.com.