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.