Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee

The Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee is held at Aviston Elementary each February!

The Michael J. Haukap Knights of Columbus Council held the 2017 Spelling Bee at Aviston Elementary in February. Over 100 students in grades 5-8 participated. The initial round was held in the students’ homerooms, with the finals held in the gym for the final 36 students. Thanks to Dr. Kampwerth for being the moderator and to Mrs. Buscher, Mrs. Toeben, & Mrs. Becker for being official judges. 8th grader, Ben Frohn, won third place, while 6th grader John Koerkenmeier earned 2nd, and Cohen Wiegers, also a 6th grader, won the bee!
Cohen, John, & Ben qualified to attend the Knights of Columbus Regional Spelling Bee held at Aviston Elementary March 18.
Thanks again to the Aviston Knights of Columbus for providing this opportunity for our students!

The Clinton/Marion County Regional Office of Education also sponsors a spelling bee for all local schools on March 30.
Cohen & John attended this spelling bee and both placed in the Top 7 Finalists!

Congratulations on representing Aviston well!

Spelling Bee Winners

2017

1st: Cohen Wiegers, 6th gr.
2nd: John Koerkenmeier, 6th gr.
3rd: Ben Frohn, 8th gr.

2016

1st: Marissa Markus, 8th gr.
2nd: Trevor Schrage, 8th gr.
3rd: Ally Hamon, 8th gr.
Alt: Cole Jones, 6th gr.

2015

1st: Ethan Dickshot, 6th gr.
2nd: Trent Holtgrave, 8th gr.
3rd: Dylan Hollenkamp, 8th gr.

2014

1st: Nathan Perkes, 8th gr.
2nd: Riley MacCauley, 6th gr.
3rd: Grant Muntan, 7th gr.

2013

1st: Nick Schmitz, 8th gr.
2nd: Gracie Jasper, 7th gr.
3rd: Ethan Winkeler, 8th gr. (3rd at Regionals)

2012

1st: Adison Kohrmann, 6th gr.
2nd: Brandon Reeves, 8th gr.
3rd: Alex Neumann, 8th gr.

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