Third Grader Wins Spelling Bee with 'S-l-a-n-d-e-r'
See which Gotsch Intermeidate School third graders competed in the spelling bee.
Twenty-four students at Gotsch Intermediate School in Affton competed in the Third-Grade Spelling Bee on Dec. 7.
Helen Shannon, whose teacher is Patrick Lowery, won the competition with the word “slander.” Ela Potera placed second, and Claire Burmester placed third.
Shannon, Potera and Burmester will all compete against fourth and fifth-grade students at the Gotsch Intermediate Spelling Bee, to be held in January 2013. The winner of the school spelling bee will move on to compete in the St. Louis Spelling Bee, held in March 2013.
Three students from each third-grade class at Gotsch Intermediate were selected to participate. There were: Zahra Alramadan, Madeline Bruner, Claire Burmester, Alyssa Dulay, Alayna Elchinger, Sammy Finch, Kara Grass, Ahmad Hadi, Tyler Johnson, Matthew Lanemann, Edin Omerbegovic, Zachary Patterson, Ela Potera, Lauren Pluff, Isaac Riordan, Breanna Sauer, Helen Shannon, Kelvin Skaggs, Kaden Stamboulieh, Killian Stewart, Julie To, Alexander Tran, Nejra Velijevic, and Connor Wunderle.
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