2022 Regional Spelling Bee Hosted by NC RESA
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency (NC RESA) hosted the 2022 Regional Spelling Bee on February 15 with 13 district-level winners and runners-up (grades 3 through 8) competing for the regional title. Congratulations to Emerson Ashcraft from Newaygo Elementary, who was the overall winner by correctly spelling the word humus in Round 7. We also extend congratulations to Josiah Berry who was the runner-up. Josiah attends Fremont Middle School. Emerson will now advance to The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 22 in Grand Rapids.
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 in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. For a detailed national competition schedule, please visit Scripps National Spelling Bee website at www.spellingbee.com.
We are proud to acknowledge the district level spellers (front row: L to R) Asa VanLiew, Big Jackson School; Kaleb Zamora, Grant Elementary; Joey DuBois, Fremont Daisy Brook; Madison Butler, Newaygo Elementary; Emerson Ashcraft, Newaygo Elementary; Ayla Falkner, White Cloud Elementary; (back row: L to R) Tayler Plotts, Big Jackson School; Kaden Smith, Grant Middle School; Josiah Berry, Fremont Middle School; Megan Zimmer, Grant Middle School; Maren Simon, Grant Elementary; Luella Hilden, Newaygo Middle School; Reed Duy, Fremont Daisy Brook.