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Spelling Bee

Montrose Elementary's school-wide spelling bee on January 12, 2017 resulted in a school wide winner who has the chance to represent the school in the 2017 Columbus Metro Regional Spelling Bee in March.   Sixth grader John Laing was crowned Montrose's champion -- correctly spelling "marionette" -- and will advance if he qualifies in an online spelling and vocabulary test.
Runner up was fifth grade student Genesis Lumpkins. The bee is an optional extracurricular activity advised by Adam Strait, Physical Education Specialist.

The school's preliminary classroom rounds were held in mid-December. Given in written form, with all students receiving the same words, the preliminary competition yielded the top two spellers from each class who then advanced to the school bee. Students are divided into two competitions, one among grades 2 - 3 students (starting at 9:30am in the gym) and the other for fourth - sixth graders (starting at 1:30pm).

"I encourage students to give it a try or to silently participate just to see how many words they can possibly get correct," said Mr. Strait of the preliminary rounds.