2017 K of C Annual Spelling Bee
The Bethalto Knights of Columbus recently sponsored the local level of competition for the 35th Annual Spelling Bee at Our Lady Queen of Peace School. Selected seventh and eighth graders participated in the event.
Graceanne Perrine, daughter of Sam and Julia Perrine, finished first. Mattie Lively, daughter of Troy and Kelli Lively, placed second, and Seth Dale, son of Timothy and Diane Dale, finished third. Other participants in the event included Kaylyn Aiello, Abby Calhoon, Caleb Calhoon, Emily DeClue, Ethan Durbin, Evan Heiderscheid, Lauren Maher, Megan Meyer and Vincent Sumner. Allie Lively and Jaden DiPaolo were alternates. The top three finishers became eligible to participate in regional competition. Winners there will be eligible to go on to competition at the state level.
Caitlin Heitz served as the announcer, Dickie Connoyer and John Wagner were judges, and Becky DiPaolo was the spelling bee recorder.
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