Four finalists advance to Regional Spelling Bee

Students in sixth through eighth grades competed Jan. 17 in the annual District Spelling Bee at Templeton Middle School. The “district” is a geographical area defined by CESA #1, which sponsors district and regional bees. Students who won classroom spelling bees vied for the honor of participating in the district event.Four finalists of Spelling Bee

The champion speller was seventh-grader Keegan Wichman. Finalists who will also advance to the regional bee are: Aashi Iyengar, grade 6; Dhruv Ahuja, grade 8 and Akash Deepak, grade 8. In honor of their spelling achievement, the top four spellers received trophies.

Top spellers at the district level advance to the regional competition Feb. 19 at the CESA #1 office in Pewaukee. Regional winners continue to the Wisconsin Spelling Bee, in hopes of qualifying for the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, held in Washington, D.C.

Students who competed in the District Spelling Bee were: Allison Maurer, Kettrick Treichel, Rohit Washikar, Aashi Iyengar, Jackson Schambow, Asia Lock, Faith Kim, Maeve Schummer, Matthew Zietlow, Joshua Xue, Timothy O’Quinn, Keegan Wichman, India Lock, Dhruv Ahuja, Akash Deepak, Devin Eckert, Lillian Miller and Aayush Iyengar.

The event was coordinated by Templeton teacher Tim Cunningham and judged by Lisa Schmeling and Patty Sankey.