Lakota Well Represented at Regional Spelling Bee

Lakota Well Represented at Regional Spelling Bee
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Congratulations to Lakota's top spellers!

Kyle Dao – sixth grade at Heritage Elementary
Husna Kider -  eighth grade at Hopewell Junior
Maghul Obaid - sixth grade at Hopewell Elementary
Will Rueter – sixth grade at Independence Elementary
Kaydn Schmidt – fifth grade at Woodland Elementary

As reported in an earlier story, Woodland fifth-grader Kadyn Schmidt was one of the younger competitors at the regional Spelling Bee last Saturday. As impressive is that he was joined by four other students from Lakota.

Having five Lakota students qualify for the regional level of competition is unique, especially when you consider only about 70 from the Greater Cincinnati region advanced this far. Getting to this level means not only placing in the top spot at your school, but then completing a 50-question online test.

Of the more than 11 million students who compete in round one of the Spelling Bee competition nationally, only about 300 qualify for the final round in Washington D.C.