Northwest NEWS

April 5, 1999


Bear Creek students take top places at spelling bee

   Three students from The Bear Creek School (TBCS) recently took three of the top four places in the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) District Spelling Bee held at Heritage Christian School in Bothell.

   Megan Maas, a 6th grade student from Redmond, won first place in the overall final round, which included the top two spellers from the individual fifth through eighth grade bees. Seventh grader Elizabeth Burke of Duvall won second place, and fifth grader Sebastian Chang of Woodinville took fourth place. The three students became eligible to compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee to be held in Vancouver, Washington later this month.

   TBCS students also did well at the District Spelling Bee. Emily Dickson won first place in the first grade spelling bee, and Lynn Vandendriessche placed third. Jesse Wetter won first place in the third grade bee and Sebastian Chang placed second in the fifth grade bee. Megan Maas won first place in the sixth grade bee, and Elizabeth Burke won first place in the seventh grade bee. Edward Dindinger took third place in the eighth grade bee.

   Other TBCS students who competed were: Carson Baker, Kyle Blankenbeckler, John Mouhanna, J.D. Fehr, David Steenson, Alexandria Boit, Alex Moore, Megan Simpson, Andrew Lindquist, William Sanger, Sean Wales, Kelcey Morton, Graeme Erickson, Monica Hawkins, Nathan Vick, Rachal Omiliak, Sara Lindermann, Kelsey White, Ben Wynsma, Demery Willows, Chris Chang, Peter Garland, Sarah Switzer, Chris Hammond, Erin Kadeg, and Melissa Blankenbeckler.