(Lander, WY) – Baldwin Creek Elementary (BCE) 5th graders Addison Gantz and Kathryn Wilson competed against 71 other spellers representing 14 counties in the 2021 Wyoming State Spelling Bee.
This year’s event was held virtually on March 20th. The competition was a challenge with 25 spelling questions and 25 vocabulary questions with only 30 minutes to complete the test.
Kathryn ended up in a 4-way tie for 2nd place with the first online test. She took the second tiebreaker test on March 29th and finished in the top 5 overall.
“Finishing in the top 5 is quite an achievement for a 5th grader as the spelling bee is for 5th-8th grade students,” BCE Library Media Specialist Nicole Jordan shared.
Congratulations, Addison & Kathryn! 🎉