Spelling contestants win big
Fourth Grade: Olivia Kingren, first place; Ethan Vitale, second place; Kara Renk, third place; Mason Hurley, fourth place; Kobie Petrich, fifth place.
Fifth Grade: Ava Fleck, first place; Emmalyn Braun, second place; Dakota Jenerou, third place; Lucas Gould, fourth place; Raya Twardokus, fifth place.
Sixth Grade: Madison Schwartz, first place; Katie Troyer, second place; Hannah Mackie, third place; Megan Espinoza, fourth place.
Seventh Grade: Lauren Denney, first place; Melanie Jones, second place; Arianna Jenerou, third place; Madyson Burton, fourth place; Levi Lakosky, fifth place.
Eighth Grade: Alexis Russell, first place; Ashlee Vassallo, second place; Phillip Hagenson, third place; Ashley Lindstrom, fourth place; Anthony Lemaster, fifth place.
Those students in grades 5 - 8 who took first or second place now advance to the Regional Spelling Bee, to be held this month at Big Bay de Noc.