02/28/2018: "Rotary Annual Spelling Bee Thursday"
(File photo of previous contest)
The San Juan Island Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Spelling Bee on Thursday (03-01-18) at 3:00 PM in the San Juan Community Theater.
Students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School will participate in a last person standing of spelling ability.
The contest is open to 4th through 8th graders. First place winner receives a trophy and check for for $100.00, and $200 will be awarded to winner’s class and $300 to their school. Second place winner will receive a trophy and a check for $75. Their class will receive $150 and school $200. All students will receive a medal in appreciation for their participation.
Rotarians Mary Sliger and Carla Wright will serve as judges. Former Rotarian, Carol Linde will be the pronouncer. Bob Jarman will be emcee and calmer of nerves for the students.
Last year, ‘Alpinist’ was the correct spelling for Emma Mughal, an eight grader from Friday Harbor Middle School, the first-place winner.