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MUSD Hosts Annual Spelling Bee

 Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee
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(Submitted by: Diane Vigil, Karen Vieira, Janet Stensgard and Valerie Wyant)

(Maricopa) On the evening of Tuesday, January 23rd, 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 Casa Grande on February 16th, 2018.


  • 1st place: Lexie Nordhoff - 8th grade - Maricopa Wells Middle School
  • 2nd place: Wyatt Clark - 5th grade - Pima Butte Elementary School
  • 3rd place: Ramsey Henny - 7th grade - Desert Wind Middle School


  • Hassan Okou - 4th grade - Butterfield Elementary School
  • Milagros Urquilla - 5th grade - Maricopa Elementary School
  • Joseph Russoniello - 8th grade - Maricopa Wells Middle 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 3 judges: Mr. Jim Irving, Mr. David Warren and Mrs. Christine Dickinson. Please congratulate these students if you see them. We are so proud of all of them.

For more information about the Maricopa Unified School District please call 520.568.5100 or visit the District’s website at


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