The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Anika McCauley
Jefferson County Superintendent of Schools 

36 compete in 2018 County spelling bee

 


The 2018 Jefferson County Spelling Bee took place Feb. 14th in the courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse.

This year's Celebrity Pronouncer was 5th Judicial Judge Luke Berger.

Logan Gillmore (left) of Clancy and Shawn Huss of Cardwell were the top two finishers at the 2018 Jefferson County Spelling Bee. They are pictured with Fifth District Judge Luke Berger.

Judges for the County Bee were board members from Basin Elementary, Boulder Elementary, and Cardwell Elementary.

Thirty-six students, grades 4-8 from Jefferson County Elementary Schools, braved the snowy blizzard like conditions to participate in this year's bee.

After seven total rounds, Logan Gillmore, son of John and Angie Gillmore, a Clancy Elementary 8th grader won the challenge. Shawn Huss, son of Ken and April Huss, a Cardwell 6th grader won second place. Shawn will represent Jefferson County at the State Bee if Logan is unable to attend.

Logan will travel to Billings to represent Jefferson County in the 2018 Treasure State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 17th, in RMC's Fortin Center.

The Bee will start at 1:00 p.m and is free and open to the public. The State Bee is sponsored by Lee Newspapers and Rocky Mountain College.

 

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