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MdCV spellers vie for spot at countywide competition

On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, Marais des Cygnes Valley Middle School held its annual local spelling bee. Each class from grades fourth through eighth was represented by four of their best spellers.

It was a hard battle, but after eleven rounds, it was down to three final spellers, Evie Stephens, eigth grade, Kate Patterson, seventh grade, and Emily Criqui, fourth grade.

After eight additional rounds of head to head competition of these three remarkable spellers, Evie Stephens ended victorious by spelling the word “ventured” correctly. Evie and Kate will represent MdCV, with Emily as the alternate at the Osage County Spelling Bee, which will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Burlingame school.

MdCV spelling bee participant were, front from left, Greyson Stephens, Jeremy Huffman, Mels Rogers, and Carolyn Penner; middle, Landon Traver, Landon Reed, Braelyn McNally, Mady Rose, Bella Anderson, Harper Melton, Emily Criqui, and Amelia Arb; back, Evie Stephens, champion, Kate Patterson, runner-up, Ryleigh Ludwig, Destiny Moore, Colten Woodson, Catayah Thompson, Akyra Traver, and Lexi Hockett.

Photo and information thanks to Lisa Reeser.

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