By Eleanor Wilson
A dozen of the top spellers from the elementary schools of Revelstoke competed at the annual District 19 Spelling Bee on Monday, March 7, at Begbie View school.
The bee began for all 12 spellers with words such as “tantrum,” “bogus” and “boomerang” and progressed through increasingly difficult words such as “magician,” “epicurean,” and “obstreperous.” An hour later, through the process of elimination, the contest was down to two competitors — Sara Supinen and Kayln Gale. They had succeeded through 43 rounds and had exhausted the prescribed list of words. Bee organizers had to use the supplemental list that had words such as “fiefdom,” “transcutaneous” and “lycanthrope.” In the end, the final two competitors were declared a tie. Congratulations to all the stellar spellers at the spelling bee – you all made your schools proud.
Here are some photos from this year’s District Spelling Bee: