MUSD District Spelling Bee winners were Andrew Dinh, Emma Schrader and Cannon Jones.

The Maricopa Unified School District held its annual Spelling Bee at the District Administration Building on Tuesday.

The well attended bee went a total of 11 exciting rounds. Winners and potential alternates who will represent MUSD at the Pinal County Spelling Bee to be held in Coolidge on Feb. 17 are:

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

Torri Anderson was the District Spelling Bee announcer. Judges were Jim Irving, Dennis Koch, Jane Tifft and Robin Shoup.

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