P-H-M’s 30th annual Elementary Spell Bowl took place Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Nearly 200 third, fourth, and fifth grade students took the stage at Penn High’s Center for Performing Arts, all prepared to do their best in regulated competition.
Bittersweet Elementary spellers had a strong showing, placing at two of three grade levels!
The Bittersweet Third Grade Team finished in a four-way tie (along with Madison, Mary Frank, and Prairie Vista) for second place. Ceezar, Finley, Jack, Peyton, Victoria, Brenden and Teagan are all members of the Third Grade Team. They are coached by Mrs. Golichowski.
Bittersweet’s Fourth Grade Team also tied for second place, this time with Prairie Vista and Walt Disney. Fourth Grade spellers include Lila, Maddie, Jase, Braden, Olivia, Sam and Alex. They are coached by Mrs. Metcalf.
The Fifth Grade Team finished in the top five. Fifth grade team members are Aidan, Megan, Colin, Braden, Jordan, and two Abigails! They are coached by Mr, Horein.
Penn High School’s Center for Performing Arts was the setting, and it was full of students, family, friends, and faculty. The audience was hushed as spellers worked, but cheers broke out whenever results were announced. It was a good night for the Northpoint Elementary spellers, who finished first at all three grade levels.
Mrs. Anne-Marie Reininga, K-5 High Ability Coordinator for the district, manages the P-H-M Spell Bowl and works to assure that it is a positive and enriching experience for students. Academic competition can give students confidence, increase their motivation to sharpen their skills and abilities, and expand their opportunities to receive recognition.
Congratulations to all who participated in the 30th Annual P-H-M Spell Bowl!