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(March 1, 2011) Five youth from the Ames area have qualified for the Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee this weekend. The competition will be held on
Saturday, Sunday, March 6, at St. Cecilia School in Ames.
Jubilee Horton, a homeschool student,will compete in the 4th grade division.
Benjamin Moats, a student at Fellows Elementary School, will competed in the 5th grade. Joel Stahr, of St. Cecilia School, is a 5th grade alternate.
Sandeep Stanley and Andrew Thatcher, both who attend Gilbert Middle School, will compete in the 6th grade division.
The five advanced to state from a regional contest held earlier in Waukee.
They began their competition at a Feb 13 spelling bee hosted by the Ames Knights of Columbus at St. Cecilia School. Thirty-three 4th - 7th graders from the Ames area competed.
The results were:
1st Place - Jubilee Horton, Homeschool
2nd Place - Abbas Kusow, Fellows Elementary School
3 rd Place - Moriah Conner, Fellows Elementary School
Katlyn Carr, Meeker Elementary School
Olivia Fink, St. Cecilia School
Laura Lynch, St. Cecilia School
Kegan Peters, Homeschool
Ben Simodynes, St. Cecilia School
Lindsey Snakenberg, St. Cecilia School
Hannah Thatcher, St. Cecilia School
Sam Wildeboer, St. Cecilia School
1st Place - Benjamin Moats, Fellows Elementary School
2nd Place - Joel Stahr, St. Cecilia School
3rd Place - Oliver Goche, St. Cecilia School
Henry Bennett, St. Cecilia School
Lisa Cochran, Sawyer Elementary School
William Contento, St. Cecilia School
Laura Emery, Meeker Elementary School
Trinity Jones, Sawyer Elementary School
Andrzej Koziel, St. Cecilia School
Isabel Polashek, St. Cecilia School
Ryan Weber, Gilbert Middle School
1st Place - Sandeep Stanley, Gilbert Middle School
2nd Place - Andrew Thatcher, Gilbert Middle School
3rd Place - Kaitley Peterson, Ames Middle School
Hira Azher, Ames Middle School
Kyle Emery, Ames Middle School
Omar Kusow, Ames Middle School
Thomas Row, Homeschool
Adam Simodynes, Gilbert Middle School
David Vigil, Ames Middle School
Harrison Walker, Ames Middle School
7th Grade Winner
1 Isaac Stahr, Gilbert Middle School