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Posted on: January 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 8th grader Brooklyn Meloy is District Spelling Champ!

RP Spelling Bee winner

Congratulations to Brooklyn Meloy, the Raymore-Peculiar Spelling Bee Champion!


The District Spelling bee was held virtually on Jan. 12.  After 16 rounds of competition, Brooklyn was declared the winner after successfully spelling the word “teenagers.” She is an 8th grader at Ray-Pec East Middle School.


The runner-up was Mason Bunger, a 5th grader at Raymore Elementary School.


Brooklyn will represent the Ray-Pec School District at the Cass County Spelling Bee, scheduled for March 16 at the Raymore-Peculiar Administrative Services Center.


Brookley and Mason each received a trophy and a Visa Gift Card from UMB Bank. School spelling bee winners received medallions.


Thanks to Joyce Webb, retired school librarian, who served as Pronouncer. Judges for the Bee were Dr. Al Voelker, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services, Cynthia Byous, Chief Financial Officer, and Dr. Bryan Pettengill, Assistant Superintendent of Operations. 

The other school winners who participated in the District Spelling Bee were:

  • Bridle Ridge Elementary School: Ky Price (5th grade), Alexis Schimpf (5th grade), and Rose Sykes (5th grade).

  • Creekmoor Elementary School: Maverick Haydon (5th grade), Sam Norquist (5th grade), and James Schuman (4th grade).

  • Eagle Glen Elementary School: Lydia Drummond (5th grade), Joshua Dudley (5th grade), and Chiemerie Nwadiri (4th grade).

  • Peculiar Elementary School: Emma Harrison (5th grade), Kaiden Stewart (4th grade), and Landon Wheeler (5th grade).

  • Raymore Elementary School: Shelby Chatfield (4th grade) and Brody Minniear (5th grade).

  • Stonegate Elementary School: Kane Columbatto (5th grade), Beckett Hunziker (5th grade) and Faarah Rauf (5th grade).

  • Timber Creek Elementary School: Auchen Baranowski (5th grade), Jill Blomquist (5th grade), and Maxwell Young (4th grade).

  • East Middle School: Caden Johnson (8th grade) and Kadyn Johnson (7th grade).

  • South Middle School: Aiden Daly (7th grade), Katherine Howe (8th grade), and Madison Wagner (7th grade).

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