Academics Building Recognition Spoede Elementary Students

Spoede Students Spell Their Way to the Top in Annual Bee

The students pose for a group photo.

Spoede Elementary just held its annual spelling bee on Jan. 19! Third and fourth grade students participate. This year, the champion was Will Kodner, and Isabella Huang was the runner-up.

The students who participated were those who scored the highest in the preliminary rounds in December.

Participants in the Spelling Bee included:

Spelling Bee Champion Will Kodner and runner-up Isabella Huang pose for a photo with Spoede Principal Kim Stallons.

Spelling Bee Champion Will Kodner and runner-up Isabella Huang pose for a photo with Spoede Principal Kim Stallons.

Third Grade:
Harlan Imster
Glen Widjaja
Anthony Zhao
Madison Pena
William Yin
Celina Zhou
Vincent Hsiao
Sahasra Mandalapu
Sanjay Adireddi
Lizzy Butler

Fourth Grade:
Ritwik Ashok
Jun Hong
Andy Dai
Will Kodner
Jonathan Yao
Isabella Huang
Angela Liu
Lauren Clay
Atharva Shinde
Skye Madatali
Logan Elick
Emma Bangert
Sahil Chatwal

Every year, several staff members lend a hand so that the bee runs smoothly and the students have a good time!

Here were some of the roles staff took on this year:
Becky Jones, Learning Lab Teacher – Coordinator (She volunteers for this position each year!)
Susan Davis, Librarian – pronouncer
Tracy Ward, Fourth Grade Teacher – Judge
Natalie Zook, Fourth Grade Teacher – Judge
Gina Czarnecki, Third Grade Teacher – Score Keeper
Joe Joachimstaler, Third Grade Teacher – Score Keeper
Carol Kliesen, Technology Integration Coach – videographer and point person if someone contests their answer