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District Hosts Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee Results

(Submitted by Diane Vigil, Karen Vieira and Janet Stensgard)


(Maricopa) On the evening of Tuesday, January 24th, the District held the annual District Spelling Bee at the District Administration Building. The bee was very well attended and our outstanding spellers went a total of 11 exciting rounds. The following students are the District's winners and the potential alternates that will represent the Maricopa Unified School District at the Pinal County Spelling Bee to be held in Coolidge on February 17th.


1st place: Andrew Dinh - 8th grade - Desert Wind Middle School

2nd place: Emma Schrader - 8th grade - Maricopa Wells Middle School

3rd place: Cannon Jones - 7th grade - Maricopa Wells Middle School

Sasha Bates - 4th grade - Pima Butte Elementary School

Mara Fortunato - 4th grade - Santa Rosa Elementary School

Aleena Antone - 5th grade - Maricopa Elementary School


A special thank you goes out to Board Member Mrs. Torri Anderson for acting as the District Spelling Bee Announcer and also to our 4 judges: Mr. Jim Irving, Mr. Dennis Koch, Mrs. Jane Tifft and Ms. Robin Shoup. Please congratulate these students if you see them.  We are so proud of all of them!  

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