Kromrey sixth-grader Ray Feinberg took first place at the Middleton-Cross Plains District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Performing Arts Center.
Forty middle school students took part in the competition. These students had qualified for the bee by finishing in the top 20 at either Glacier Creek or Kromrey earlier in the school year.
After many difficult rounds, including vocabulary rounds, the following students placed in the top 12:
|1st||Ray Feinberg||6th||Kromrey||7th||Norah Feinberg||5th||Kromrey|
|2nd||Roddy McLellan||7th||Kromrey||8th||Stephanie Kalscheuer||8th||Glacier Creek|
|3rd||Kevin Wu||7th||Glacier Creek||9th||Evelyn Washburn||7th||Kromrey|
|4th||Jahnvi Datta||8th||Glacier Creek||10th||Jackson Rademacher||8th||Glacier Creek|
|5th||Nikhil Quintin||6th||Glacier Creek||11th||Rishika Kommuri||6th||Kromrey|
|6th||Akshay Manna||6th||Glacier Creek||12th||Isha Chilukuri||7th||Kromrey|
The top eight finishers will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 at Stoughton High School. The next four students are alternates.
The bee was run by the District advanced learning teachers including, Ruth Frawley, Jennifer Sadkovich and Diane Boles with help from retired educators Mary Jo Nelson and Pam Hotz, who served as moderator.