Cassville students compete in annual Spelling Bee Competition

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Fourth-grade student Jacob Hudson takes his turn at spelling a word correctly at Cassville intermediate’s Spelling Bee Competition Wednesday. Nearly 40 students competed for a chance to participate in the 41st Annual Joplin Globe Spelling Bee, which will take place March 19. Contributed photo

Fourth-grade student Jacob Hudson takes his turn at spelling a word correctly at Cassville intermediate’s Spelling Bee Competition Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Cassville intermediate fourth- and fifth-grade students held their annual Spelling Bee Competition. The winner was Kierstan Fare, the daughter of Laura Harkrider and Skylan Fare of Cassville. Violet Rillstone came in second and will serve as alternate. She is the daughter of Polly Thompson of Cassville, and Chris Rillstone of Rocky Comfort. In photo, from left, are Rillstone and Fare. Contributed photo
Nearly 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students competed for the title of Cassville Intermediate Spelling Bee Champion on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Pictured are the spelling bee participants. In front row, from left, are: Donovhan Middleton, Tucker McCorkle, TyraJean Sturgell, Kennedy Truman, Payton Ray and Lillie Andrews; Second row (kneeling): Wesley Garner, Gabriel McCormick, Kierstan Fare, Diana Arguelles, Rylee Sleeth, McKinley Runnels, Paul Mounce, Jacob Hudson and Linda Hurd. Third Row:  Vanessa Alexander, Lauren Sparkman, Justine Robar, Monty Hang, Jonathan Stults, Jagger Miller, Jessica Marlowe, Taylor Haggard, Rebecca Oliphant, Ayla Roberts and Tera Tippings. Back row: Logan Marple, Maddock Roark, Mylee Stumph, Hanna Blankenship, Brody Osborne, Evan Butler, Simon Gates, Ian Dover, Violet Rillstone and Aleigha Bryan. Contributed photo