On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee was hosted by the School District of Thorp and coordinated by CESA 10. Twenty-two students who were the winners of their local spelling bee competed for the right to represent their school at the State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 16, at Mitby Theater on the Madison College campus in Madison.
Autumn Meeker, an eighth-grader from Stanley-Boyd Middle School, was the winner of 2019 Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, correctly spelling misanthropy after 23 rounds of spelling. Taking second place was Eli Rogers, an eighth-grader from Ladysmith Middle School, followed by Rebecca Baier, eighth-grader from St. Peter School in Tilden, and the fourth-place finisher was Andrew Knoff a seventh grader from Granton Middle School.
The 2020 Spelling Bee will be hosted by Autumn Meeker’s home school, Stanley-Boyd Middle School.