Students from across the Greater Albany Public School District participated in the annual District Spelling Contest, which was held on Wednesday, May 10 at Calapooia Middle School. The school library, site of the competition, was also filled with parents and teachers from across the district, supporting their spellers.
There were three divisions competing at the local school level. Division I is grades 1 – 5; Division II is grades 6 – 8; and Division III is grades 9 -12. Each winner received a certificate and was recognized at a School Board meeting.
AOS student, Stephni DeMello, Grade 11, won 1st place at the high school level. 2nd Placewas earned by Nathaniel Hering, Grade 10, from South Albany High School.
Statewide, the spelling contest is held at three levels – local school district, county, and state. GAPS winners will go onto compete at the next levels. The winners from each division will represent Greater Albany Public School district at a regional spelling contest held at Calapooia Middle School on Wednesday, May 24.
This year’s district level contest and regional (county) contests are coordinated by district teachers and staff, volunteering their time to continue the annual competition.