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Winners named in district spelling bee

One champion and four finalists emerged from the 2004 District Spelling Bee held Feb. 17 at Templeton Middle School. The District Spelling Bee draws qualifying students from Hamilton School District middle and elementary schools as well as area private schools.

Students from the following schools participated in the District Spelling Bee: Templeton, Lannon, Maple Avenue, Marcy, Woodside, St. Agnes, St. John’s Evangelical and Peace Lutheran Academy.

Emily Marggraf, a student at St. Johns, was named champion. Finalists included:

  • Christian Lewis, Templeton;
  • Megan McShane, Templeton;
  • Cassie Bridger, St. Agnes; and
  • Bryan Staedler, St. Agnes.

The five students will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee March 2 at Webster Transitional School in Cedarburg. One winner will qualify for the State Spelling Bee in April. The state champion will then go on to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in June.