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West Hills' Yates wins MPSD Elementary Spelling Bee

Elementary students in the Meridian Public School District participated in the District Spelling Bee held on March 28, 2019, in the auditorium at Northwest Middle School.

The competition, which included 3rd-5th-grade students, lasted 11 grueling rounds. Issac Yates, a fifth-grader at West Hills Elementary, correctly spelled the winning word, which was “compartment.” West Hills fifth grader Claire Stennis placed second and Poplar Springs fourth grader Karmelo O’Brien placed third.

The spelling bee featured 22 contestants from all seven MPSD elementary school campuses.


Spelling Bee Winners

Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

Pictured from left, Claire Stennis, 2nd place; Isaac Yates, 1st place and Karmelo O’Brien, 3rd place.

Spelling Bee Participants

MPSD Elementary Spelling Bee participants

Pictured above are the participants in the 2019 MPSD Elementary Spelling Bee.