Spellin Bee champs

Del Norte Unified School District’s Spelling Bee champions, eighth-grader Darcy Glore (left) and seventh-grader Dave Perreault display their medals March 3. Courtesy photo.

Del Norte Unified School District hosted its annual Spelling Bee March 3. A familiar name was atop the field, as eighth-grader Darcy Glore won for the sixth year in a row in her grade level. She will be moving on to the state competition along with the seventh-grade winner Dave Perreault.

District Spelling Bee co-chair Jamie Cohen said the tournament went better than expected.

“The turnout was great; everybody had a great time. The families were all there to watch the kids compete,” Cohen said. “And the whole thing was facilitated by volunteers. We had a lot of teachers volunteering to make this happen and without them, it wouldn’t have.”

List of winners

Second Grade

1st — Jacob Woods, Mary Peacock

2nd — Abdul Al-Ogaidi, Mary Peacock

3rd — Kailey Baker, Redwood

Third Grade

1st — Kayla Neibert, Joe Hamilton

2nd — Leah Hamilton-Land, Pine Grove

3rd — Jaxon Ramox, Bess Maxwell

Fourth Grade

1st — Rhylin Taylor, Uncharted Shores

2nd — Logan Woods, Mary Peacock

3rd — Josh Fletcher, Mary Peacock

Fifth Grade

1st — Uriah Lee, Smith River

2nd — Layton Owen, Redwood

3rd — Wyatt Patton, Mary Peacock

Sixth Grade

1st — Marco Gonzalas, Redwood

2nd — Kailey Thor, Crescent Elk

3rd — McKenzie Costa, Redwood

Seventh Grade

1st — Dave Perreault, Castle Rock

2nd — Saydee Cronk, Crescent Elk

3rd — Ryleigh Bennett, Crescent Elk

Eighth Grade

1st — Darcy Glore, Mountain

2nd — Michael Murphy, Crescent Elk

3rd — Riley Schauerman, Crescent Elk

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