The Lakeside Lutheran High School English Department held its biennial elementary school spelling bee on Saturday, Nov. 10.
A total of 645 students in grades 5-8 from 16 area Lutheran elementary schools begin competition with a written exam in their own schools in weeks prior. A total of 52 students in grades 5- and 44 in grades 7-8 moved on to the next level of written examination Saturday at Lakeside Lutheran that involved 50 dictated words.
The top finishers then competed in an oral round, including 26 spellers from grades 5-6 and 22 spellers from grades 7-8. The winning word at the fifth/sixth grade level was “splurge”; the upper grades competition was won with a correct spelling of “leisurely.” Winners at each level were awarded Lakeside tuition credit and trophies.
The event was organized by Lakeside Lutheran English Department chairman Daniel Kuehl.