The Alexandria School District held its Elementary Spelling Bee Jan. 24 at Woodland Elementary School, with 61 students in grades 1-5 participating.
The champions of each grade (along with word they spelled correctly to win) were:
First grade: Jaeger Running of Woodland (bubbly).
Second grade: PJ Vanderheiden of Voyager (length).
Third grade: Adley Lorentz of Voyager (appearance).
Fourth grade: Aaron Lenarz of Woodland (awkward).
Fifth grade: Hannah Hoff of Voyager (council).
The top-scoring students during the written portion of the competition advanced to the oral round. Those students were:
First grade: Hadley Flatt of Lincoln, runnerup; and Brayden Faith of Voyager.
Second grade: Joni Vanderheiden of Voyager, runnerup; and Dominik Meyer of Voyager.
Third grade: Hadley Ellingson of Woodland, runnerup; and Cael Stumvoll of Lincoln.
Fourth grade: Nils Stadsklev of Garfield, runnerup; Lucas Korman of Miltona and Brennan Lepisto of Lincoln.
Fifth grade: Alex Rodriguez of Woodland, runnerup; Thomas Dutcher of Garfield, Joshua Makalinao of Woodland and Brooke James of Lincoln.