The winner of the spelling bee at Kingsland was seventh grade student Renee Lechner, left.  Rachel Hansen, at right, another seventh grader, took second place and eighth grader Delia Dahl, in the middle, took third.   SUBMITTED PHOTO
The winner of the spelling bee at Kingsland was seventh grade student Renee Lechner, left. Rachel Hansen, at right, another seventh grader, took second place and eighth grader Delia Dahl, in the middle, took third. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Kingsland Public Schools held their annual District Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the middle school in Wykoff. Participants included 20 students in grades five through eight.

Drew Fox, Lucas Heusinkveld, Shae Mildenstein, Isaac Simon and Samantha Wernimont competed representing fifth grade.

Skylar Boley, Ashton Kohn, Maggie McDonald, Madeline Moore and Matthew Schwanke participated for sixth grade.

Rachel Hansen, Renee Lechner, Hailey Westphal, Reese Wolf and Morgan Zwart represented seventh grade.

Jordan Beck, Zach Bubany, Delia Dahl, Sheyenne Hamilton and Marc Ruiz entered for eighth grade.

Winning first place was seventh grade student Renee Lechner. Rachel Hansen, another seventh grader, took second place and eighth grader Delia Dahl took third.

Renee and Rachel will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee at the Southeast Service Cooperative on Feb. 11.

National Honor Society members Brianna Musel and Valerie Earley were the judges for the District Spelling Bee.