Prairie Vista Teams Earn Spell Bowl HonorsPosted on March 25, 2016
P-H-M’s 30th annual Elementary Spell Bowl took place Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Nearly 200 third, fourth, and fifth grade students took the stage at Penn High’s Center for Performing Arts, all prepared to do their best in regulated competition.
Prairie Vista spellers had a great showing, placing at all three grade levels!
The PV Third Grade Team finished in a four-way tie (along with Bittersweet, Madison and Mary Frank) for second place. Sarah, Bake, Gavin, Henry, Emerson, Eva, and Mallory are all members of the Third Grade Team. They are coached by Mrs. Gage.
Prairie Vista’s Fourth Grade Team also tied for second place, this time with Bittersweet and Walt Disney. Fourth Grade spellers include Ansar, Matias, Henry, Libby, Michael, Abigail, and Inas. They are coached by Mrs. Mumaw and Mrs. Hoppers.
And the Fifth Grade Team took home third place honors, missing second place by a single point. Fifth grade team members are Isaiah, Adam, Grace, Daisy, Faisal, Gwyneth, and Maria. They are coached by Mrs. Lebiedzinski.
Penn High School’s Center for Performing Arts was the setting, and it was full of students, family, friends, and faculty. The audience was hushed as spellers worked, but cheers broke out whenever results were announced. It was a good night for the Northpoint Elementary spellers, who finished first at all three grade levels.
Mrs. Anne-Marie Reininga, K-5 High Ability Coordinator for the district, manages the P-H-M Spell Bowl and works to assure that it is a positive and enriching experience for students. Academic competition can give students confidence, increase their motivation to sharpen their skills and abilities, and expand their opportunities to receive recognition.
Congratulations to all who participated in the 30th Annual P-H-M Spell Bowl!
Last Modified September 19, 2018