03/07/2017: "“Alpinist” Rotary Spelling Bee Winning Word"
(L to R: Carol Linde; Mr. McMain; Emma Mughal; Mrs. Mapstead; Lucy Marinkovich. & Steve Bowman -IG photo)
“Alpinist” was the correct spelling for Emma Mughal, an eighth grader from Friday Harbor Middle School, the first-place winner at the 12th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee on March 2.
Emma received a trophy, a check for $100. Her 8th grade class, taught by Mr. McMain, was awarded $200, and her school received $300. In second place was Lucy Marinkovich, an 6th grader from Paideia School, was second-place winner. Lucy received a trophy, a check for $75. Her class, taught by Mrs. Mapstead, received $150, and her school was awarded $200. The other 21 participants received a medal in appreciation for their participation.
The calmer of nerves was Steve Bowman, pronouncer: Carol Linde, judges: Mary Sliger and Carla Wright. Medals were given by Cyndy Gislason.