Special to the Times-Record
Barnes County students prepare for the annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 4 at Valley City State University.
The 35th Annual Barnes County Spelling Bee will be held on Feb 4th at Valley City State University’s Student Center.
Area schools will have a top speller competing in each of the two divisions: grades 5-6, Division II and grades 7-8, Division III.
Barnes County spellers will compete in a written and an oral section. The top two spellers overall will represent Barnes County on March 22nd at the ND State Spelling Bee in Bismarck.
The County Spelling Bee is coordinated through the Valley City Area Teacher Center and sponsored by the participating schools.
The Spelling Bee participants include the following:
Litchville Elementary School: Cara Van Bruggen, parents are Dianna and Merlin Van Bruggen.
Valley City Junior High: Wanita Warcken, guardians are Ron & Deb Peterson.
Washington School: Noah Leick, parents are Darin and Tanya Leick.
St. Catherine’s School: Nicholas Pfeifer, parents are Paul and Sue Pfeifer.
Barnes County North Junior High - West Campus: David Fletcher, parents are Dana and Amy Fletcher.
Barnes County North Elementary - West Campus: Alexis Greshik, parents are James and Danelle Greshik.
Barnes County North Junior High - East Campus: Sydni Everson, parents are Shane and JeriAnn Everson.
Barnes County North Elementary - East Campus: Trevor Bingham, parent is Jerome Tharldson.
Maple Valley Jr. High: Megan Tichy, parents are Scott and Amy Tichy.
Oriska Elementary School: Nate Jorgensen, parents are Randy & Sonja Jorgensen.