Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 5, 2012

Kiwanis Spell Bowl held at North Decatur High


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — The Greensburg Kiwanis Spell Bowl was held Thursday, Oct. 25 in the gym at North Decatur Junior Senior High School.

The annual event had thirteen elementary and junior high teams from city and county school districts, as well as St. Mary’s School, competing at four levels. Elementary teams from grades 4, 5 and 6 spelled the first 8 words of each round, while the junior high teams spelled an additional six words during a total of eight rounds.

Students at the elementary level were challenged from a list of 750 words, while the junior high students learned to spell the words from the elementary list plus an additional 1500 words from a second, more difficult list.

The places for the fourth grade level were first place: Greensburg Elementary, second place: St. Mary’s Elementary and third place: North Decatur Elementary.

The fifth grade: first place: Greensburg Elementary, second place: North Decatur Elementary and third place: St. Mary’s Elementary. Sixth graders were represented by North Decatur Elementary in first place, St. Mary’s Elementary in 2nd place and South Decatur Elementary in third place.

The junior high school students from North Decatur Jr. High School took first place, Greensburg Jr. High School in second place and South Decatur Jr. High School placed third.

Special recognition for spelling all words correctly for her round was given to Ellie Acra, a fifth Grader from Greensburg Elementary School.

The Greensburg Kiwanis Club appreciates all of the cooperation and effort given to the Spell Bowl by the students, parents, coaches and community members.

A special thanks goes to North Decatur Jr/Sr High for hosting the event, its Principal, Gary Cook, Denise Bates as moderator of the event, and Julie Herbert, who prepared the programs and certificates.



Members and Coaches of the winning teams were:

4th grade: Greensburg Elementary

Coach: Christi Dance

Rachael Koontz

Daniel Precht

Isaiah Sweet

Molly Heuer

Alliah Anderson

Jeremiah Collins

Brooklyn Owens

Brett Stringer

Avery Gould

Kendall Cuskaden

Carli Imel

Cade Dya



5th Grade: Greensburg Elementary

Coach:  Donna Fong

Ellie Acra

Nicholas Bailey

Sonya Bate

Bradley Bowman

Sydney Ghislain

Angelique Guillory

Molli Hurley

Cole Nobbe

Riya Patel

Joshua Perry

Ella Tungate

Claudia Westhafer



6th grade: North Decatur Elementary

Coach: Donni Buchanan

Madelyn Bryant

Abbi Eldridge

Ashley Grimes

Christine Hart

Miranda King

Lauren Lunsford

Abby Morrow

Bret Wroblewski



Junior High: North Decatur Junior High School  

Coach: Julie French

Brandon Cathey – 7th

Kiley Cline – 7th

Hannah Fortner – 7th

Anjela Foster Waterman – 7th

Ellen Harris – 7th

Tessa Walters – 7th

Sarah Niese -7th

Kiara Nobbe – 7th

Morgan Shepherd – 7th

Kennedy Walton – 7th  

Kelsey Moorman – 8th

Wade Tucker – 8th



— Daily News