After sweeping the top three spots in two different classes at the Indiana Association of School Principals’ Spell Bowl competition, Westfield Intermediate School Team 1 was named state champion. The team posted a 56, the only perfect score in the competition. WIS Team 2 placed sixth with 53 points, and WIS Team 3 placed 12th with 49 points.
“We are extremely proud of all three teams,” Principal Robb Hedges said. “It is so nice to have our students and coaches rewarded for their hard work.”
The teams were coached by Valerie Dickinson and Megan Weir. This is the fifth consecutive year that a WIS team has been crowned state champ.
“I am stunned,” Dickinson said. “But I knew from day one. These kids are word nerds, they love words. This is a tribute to all of the elementary coaches and their hard work.”
Shamrock Springs Elementary and Maple Glen Elementary Spell Bowl teams placed in the top 10 in the Yellow Class of the state Spell Bowl competition. Shamrock Springs captured fifth place with a score of 48 and Maple Glen finished ninth with their score of 46. The Shamrock Springs team was coached by Jodi Dubovich and Michelle Pate was the Maple Glen coach.
The other district elementary schools also did well in the state competition. Oak Trace Elementary placed 14th, Carey Ridge Elementary placed 16th, Monon Trail Elementary placed 27th and Washington Woods Elementary placed 33rd.