SGES claims top spot in Spelling Bee

Sugar Grove Elementary Spelling Bee

Front Row (L-R): Celeste Corey, Alden Weddle, Zephyr Plondke, Tinsley Wise, Ram Cau Hmung, Julia McDonald, Evan Logan; (Back Row): Rebekah Worth, Dawt Hlei Sung Nichin, Elliana Baxter, Amy Woodard, Aarush Chaudhari, Maeleah Haas, Amy Franklin (Not Pictured: ZiYing Yu)

(November 20, 2022) - Sugar Grove Elementary School spelled their way to first place among the CGCSC schools and Top 10 in the state in the 2022 Indiana Academic Spell Bowl on Monday, November 14. This year's competition was held at Walnut Grove.

The competition is made up of eight rounds with a different team member competing in each round. Each round includes seven words. Scores from each district competition are then ranked against schools statewide of the same size.

SGES team captain Amy Woodard has earned a perfect speller record for two years. “We owe our success to the hard work and dedication of the entire spell bowl family,” she said. Sugar Grove is coached by teachers Rebekah Worth and Amy Franklin.

Maple Grove Elementary placed second in CG, followed by North Grove Elementary, Center Grove Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, and Pleasant Grove Elementary.