On Tuesday, October 30, the junior high Spell Bowl team competed in a competition held at Jasper High School. Middle schools around the state compete at various sites. There are 47 schools in Class 3, including Paoli. The team will know how they placed on Friday, November 2.
The team consists of 10 junior high students, but only 7 were able to attend the latest competition. The members in attendance were Cameron Apple, Jason Beavers, Abigail Bruner, Olivia Deaver, Mackenzie Neal, Caitlyn Taylor and Trinity Thompson. They spent hours studying the words and preparing for the competition.
“There should have been at least 8 team members, but only 7 attended the competition. With one seat opened, we lost the opportunity to have 9 additional points. However, the students who did spell did a good job,” said Spell Bowl sponsor Loretta Brown.
Their next competition is the State Finals on November 10 and will be held at Purdue University.
Story by Madison Street