HUBER HEIGHTS — Fourteen students competed in the Huber Heights City Schools District Spelling Bee in early January. At the end of eight rounds, Rushmore sixth grader Chase Wynkoop emerged as the winner, with Charles H. Huber’s fifth grade student Chloe Mann as the runner-up. Chase will represent Huber Heights at the Regional Spelling Bee held at Sinclair Community College on Saturday, Feb. 23.
School spelling bees were held at all five HHCS elementary schools, Weisenborn Junior High, and at St. Peter School as qualifying rounds for the district spelling bee. School representatives were: Parys Day and Chloe Mann, Charles H. Huber Elementary; Lyllia Collier and Christian Marty, Monticello Elementary; Brooklyn Cassidy and Chase Wynkoop, Rushmore Elementary; Jalyn Craft and Chase Aviolotis, Valley Forge; Olivia Mack and Jonathan Barker, Wright Brothers Elementary; Kiersten Hogan and Jasmine Fujimura, Weisenborn Junior High; and Katy Hildebrant and Colin Czyzak, St. Peter School.
Gabriella Spatz, eighth grade student at Weisenborn, served as host for the District Bee. The pronouncer was Mrs. Barb Jorgensen, retired HHCS elementary teacher. Ms. Ann Bernardo, HHCS Treasurer, Ms. Monica Bettinger, HHCS Director of Special Services, and Ms. Dorothy Johnson, retired HHCS Curriculum Supervisor, served as judges. Superintendent Susan Gunnell was on hand to present the plaques to the District Champion and Runner-up. All students were awarded participation certificates and medals by the Spelling Bee, Curt Hefner, HHCS School Psychologist. This year’s spelling bee was coordinated by the HHCS Department of Curriculum and Instruction.