Top Speller Defends Title


February 21, 2019

Dakota Kuhns Western Nebraska Observer

Kimball's top spellers in the fourth through eighth grades assemble at this year's spelling bee. Xavier Thomas-Lewis won again.

The 2019 Kimball School District Spelling Bee was yet another success with top spellers from the fourth through eighth grades competing for the winning honors.

After a nerve-racking first round, spellers settled into the contest at Harry McNees Auditorium in Kimball High School. In the end, eighth-grader and defending champion Xavier Thomas-Lewis came out on top and seventh-grader Shannen Marks was runner-up.

Competing fourth-graders included Isaac Rohde, Carly Norberg, Greg Bingham, Parker Frederick, Rylee Hottell and Trey Cook.

Fifth-grade top spellers were Emma Novotay, Braxton Miller,...

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