Young spellers will be competing in the Jackson County and Cass County bees in the upcoming weeks.
By TRACI ANGEL
Special to The Star
The Jackson County finals are set for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch. Two division bees were held previously to narrow down the field.
The Cass County Spelling Bee will be at 10:30 a.m. March 6 in the Raymore-Peculiar District Office.
County winners will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. later this spring.
Those who advanced from division bees in early February:
• Shaurir Ramanujan, Academy Montessori International.
• Gena Ismert, Christ the King Parish School.
• Anne Cole, Delta Woods Middle School (Blue Springs district).
• Julianna Yap, Forerunner Christian Academy.
• Jai’Lah Johnson, Grandview Middle School.
• Meah Wilburn, Highland Park Elementary School (Lee’s Summit).
• Sam Royce, Longview Farm Elementary School (Lee’s Summit).
• Megan Lemon, St. Vincent de Paul Academy.
• Violet Stocker, Summit Pointe Elementary School (Lee’s Summit).
• Jonathan Fraser, The Daniel Academy,
• Ashleigh Bailey, Underwood Elementary School (Lee’s Summit).
• Aaiden Jones, Westview Elementary School (Lee’s Summit).
• Molly Dawson, Benton Elementary School (Independence).
• Matthew McLean, Center Place Restoration School.
• Patience Murphy, Cordill-Mason Elementary School (Blue Springs).
• Yasmeen Ndamukong, Dobbs Elementary School (Hickman Mills).
• Tate McCray, Franklin Smith Elementary School (Blue Springs).
• Stephie Silker, Greenwood Elementary School (Lee’s Summit).
• Cherish Pope, Lone Jack Elementary School.
• Jose Mendoza, Pioneer Ridge Middle School (Independence).
• Henry Cooper, Chapel Lakes Elementary School (Blue Springs).
• Katlyn Bond, Sunny Vale Middle School (Blue Springs).
• Katelyn Mortell, William Yates Elementary School (Blue Springs).
Among those competing in the Cass County bee:
• Jake Zink, Yeokum Middle School (Belton).
• Evan Filer, McEowen Elementary (Harrisonville).
• Nick Caskey, Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School (Raymore-Peculiar).
• Rachel Wilhoit, Pleasant Hill Intermediate School (Pleasant Hill).