Twenty-three students from Delta Middle, Cedaredge Middle, Paonia Junior High, and the Hotchkiss K-8 schools competed in the annual Delta County spelling bee, held at the Delta Center Nov. 29.
"Accomplishment", "empirical" and "fantastically" are a sampling of the final-round words given to contestants.
Three Delta Middle School spellers took top honors in the verbal bee. Lydia Stalcup won by correctly spelling "recyclable," Sami Wollert placed second, and Kamryn Spiker placed third.
Stalcup and Wollert each received a shiny new Webster's dictionary, and Stalcup received a gift certificate for a semester of an online foreign language course from Powerspeak. Wollert was awarded a gift certificate to Brittanica Online for Kids. Both will represent Delta County and DMS at the annual Colorado State Spelling Bee, which will be held March 15-16 in the Mile High Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center.
Students competing in the verbal bee were selected from the top performers of the written tests, held throughout the district in early November. Wollert placed first on the written test, with DMS student Amanda Kuta placing second and Cedaredge Middle School's Hannah Hathaway placing third.
This year's judges and word pronouncers included Mary Blake, Linda Campbell and Pauline Carr.blog comments powered by Disqus