The Custer County Spelling Bee was held at Ansley Public School on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Six schools from Custer County were represented; Callaway, Anselmo-Merna, Sargent, Arnold, Broken Bow and Ansley.
The first round was 50 words, the second round was 25 words, and the third round was an oral round.
Thirteen students advanced to the third and final round; Ryan Bailey, Kiera Bailey, and Mahaya Jones from Ansley; Cassidy Grint from Sargent; Caenyn Priest, Adyson Priest, Aaron Bartak from Anselmo-Merna; Chavi Goodner, AnnaBeth Fama, Keelyn Shea, Ali Morris from Broken Bow, Uotong Huidle from Callaway and Gracie Neth from Arnold.
Ryan Bailey ended in third place by getting “heathen” correct and missing “binturong.” Keelyn Shea and Kiera Bailey misspelled “frigate,” and the round ended with Keelyn spelling “brioche” correctly.
Keelyn Shea - 1st Place
Kiera Bailey - 2nd Place
Ryan Bailey - 3rd Place
Congratulations to all Custer County Spellers.