knights' OF Columbus
Spelling Bee

Welcome to the Aviston Spelling Bee!

The Michael J. Haukap Knights of Columbus Council held their 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 2016
  1st: Cohen Wiegers
2nd: John Koerkenmeier
3rd: Ben Frohn
1st: Marissa Markus, 8th gr.
2nd: Trevor Schrage, 8th gr.
3rd: Ally Hamon, 8th gr.
Alt.: Cole Jones, 6th gr.
2015 2014 2013
1st: Ethan Dickshot, 6th gr.
2nd: Trent Holtgrave, 8th gr.
3rd: Dylan Hollenkamp, 8th gr.
1st: Nathan Perkes, 8th gr.
2nd: Riley MacCauley, 6th gr.
3rd: Grant Muntan, 7th gr.
1st: Nick Schmitz, 8th gr.
2nd: Gracie Jasper, 7th gr.
3rd: Ethan Winkeler, 8th gr.
(3rd at Regionals) 
2012 2011 2010
1st: Adison Kohrmann, 6th gr.
2nd: Brandon Reeves, 8th gr.
3rd: Alex Neumann, 8th gr.
1st: Brady Weis, 8th gr.
2nd: Ryan Kuper, 7th gr.
3rd: Mitchell Sudholt 6th gr.
1st: Brady Weis, 7th gr.
(1st @ Regionals; 10th @ State)
2nd: Sam Schmitz, 8th gr.
3rd: Nicole Maue, 8th gr.
2009 2008 2007
1st: Brady Weis, 6th gr. (3rd @ Regionals)
2nd: Daniel Lucas, 7th gr.
(1st @ Regionals)
3rd: Grace Chiarolanza, 7th gr.
1st: Michael Martz, 7th gr.
2nd: Emily Bruce, 7th gr.
3rd: Adam Strubhart, 7th gr.
1st: Dillon Huegen, 7th gr.
2nd: Heather Ratermann, 8th gr.
3rd: Aly Ratermann, 8th gr.
2006 2005 2004
1st: Dillon Huegen, 6th gr.
2nd: Aly Ratermann, 7th gr. (3rd in Reg.)
3rd: Kelsey Johnson, 8th gr.
1st: Dillon Huegen, 5th gr.
2nd: Spencer Fuehne, 6th gr.
3rd: Liz Horstmann, 6th gr.
1st: Angela Witte, 8th gr.
(3rd @ Regionals)
2nd: Batiesha Boeker, 8th gr.
3rd: Travis Holtgrave, 6th gr.