Bee-lining it to state

Saratoga students will attend state spelling bee


February 2, 2023

Courtesy Valerie Larscheid

From left to right: Cooper Smith (6th grader) - 1st Place; Ryan Follum (5th grader) - 2nd Place; Stetson Patzer (5th grader) -3rd Place

On Friday, January 20, Saratoga students participated in the Scripp's Spelling Bee, which was held at the Platte Valley Community Center. There were 46 contestants in the Bee from grades 2-8.

Cooper Smith, a 6th grader, won the competition by spelling "configuration" correctly. Ryan Follum, a 5th grader, took 2nd place and Stetson Patzer, also a 5th grader, took 3rd after competing in a spell-off with 4 other students.

All participants received a certificate of participation and a candy bar. The top three were also presented medals and a dictionary/thesaurus.

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