On Jan. 28, Sartell area students found themselves spelling words like “authoritative,” “wanderlust,” and “odyssey” in the District 748 Spelling Bee. Eighth-grader Adam Johnson placed first by spelling the most words correctly; second and third places went to seventh-graders Maia Kurvers and Monte Belmont, respectively. These students will represent Sartell-St. Stephen schools at the Regional Spelling Bee Feb. 21 at St. John’s University in Collegeville.
Twenty-two students in grades 5-8 participated in the district competition. To advance to that level, students participated in spelling bees in their classrooms and then in their grade levels. Students from each grade advanced to the district competition along with two students from St. Francis Xavier. Earning the opportunity to participate in the district competition was a huge accomplishment in itself.
A special thank you to Mastoni’s Pizza, Sartell who donated gift certificates for free cookie dough to each participant, Coborns for donating alphabet pasta for each participant and to Traut Wells for donating water for refreshments.
Congratulations to all spelling bee participants.
They are Elizabeth Gerads, Joshua Kremer and Sarah Schellinger.
Students must maintain a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average to qualify for the honor.
Kathryn Haglin, Sartell, was among 725 students to be named to the fall semester dean’s high honor list at Minnesota State University, Mankato. To achieve this honor, she earned a 4.0 grade-point average.
Alex Mayer, son of Todd and Cindy Mayer of Sartell, was recently named to the fall semester principal’s honor roll at St. John’s Preparatory School, Collegeville. To achieve this honor, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 to 3.499. Mayer is a junior at SJP.
Frederick Bidinger, Sartell, was among 2,190 students who were recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair. Bidinger is majoring in business.
Seven Sartell students were recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter. Minn.
They are the following: Rachel Bachman, Matthew Husmann, Jenna Legatt, Megan Maricle-Roberts, Rachel Scharf, Janelle Thienes and Mallory Waytashek.
To achieve this honor, students must maintain a minimum 3.7 grade-point average.