Spelling Bee winners announced

March 17, 2007 - Updated: June 30, 6:54 p.m.

First-place winner of the 2007 Spelling Bee sponsored by the Hagadone Newspapers winners is Gabriel Cheeley, a seventh-grade home-school student from Post Falls. His winning word was macramé, after correcting Camille Awbrey’s spelling of elixir. Awbrey, a seventh-grader from Valley View in the Boundary County School District, took home second place. In third place was Emily Vester, an eighth-grader at Wallace Junior/Senior High School, and Sara Owinyo, eighth grade, of Boundary County Middle School, took fourth.

Other contestants were tied for fifth place: Katie Capes, sixth grade, Southside Elementary, Lake Pend Oreille; Kenzie Miller, eighth grade, Canfield Middle School, Coeur d’Alene; and Stephanie Wright, fourth grade, Skyway Elementary, Coeur d’Alene.

Tied for sixth place were Tala Fehsel, seventh grade, Clark Fork Junior/Senior High; Jennifer Kiesewetter, eighth grade, Holy Family Catholic School; Sara Pinkerton, eighth grade, home school, Coeur d’Alene; Amanda Starr, fourth grade, Spirit Lake Elementary; and Easton Townsend, sixth grade, Woodland Middle School, Coeur d’Alene.

Tied for seventh place were Ara Fromm, sixth grade, Coeur d’Alene Christian; Emma Hancock, seventh grade, Silver Valley Christian; and Hayden Kraack, eighth grade, Kootenai Jr./Sr. High.

Danielle Collinson, fourth grade, Prairie View Elementary, Post Falls; Samantha Katana, fifth grade, Farmin-Stidwell Elementary, Lake Pend Oreille; Brennan Putman, seventh grade, Lakeland Juinor High; Caleb Ratelle, seventh grade, Idaho Virtual Academy; Isaiah Sovereign, fifth grade, Idaho Virtual Academy; and Jamie Wright, seventh grade, Woodland Middle School, Coeur d’Alene, were all tied for eighth place.

Tied for ninth place were LeeAnne Bixler, fifth grade, home school, Coeur d’Alene; Cameron Busch, sixth grade, Betty Kiefer Elementary, Lakeland; Nicole Estabrooks, sixth grade, Kellogg Middle School Scott French, sixth grade, Priest River Elementary, West Bonner County; Gaige Grey, eighth grade, Lakeland Junior High; Christian Handy, eighth grade, Priest River Junior High, West Bonner County; Elena Johnson, fifth grade, Atlas Elementary, Coeur d’Alene; Seth Johnson, sixth grade, Idaho Virtual Academy; Jill Weimer, fifth grade, Priest River Elementary, West Bonner County; and Jeffery Meads, sixth grade, home school, Athol.

Tied for 10 place were Peyton Bowen, fifth grade, Lakes Bible Academy; Allie Broaddus, fourth grade, Idaho Virtual Academy; Zachary Bailey, fourth grade, Harrison Elementary, Kootenai; Braden Davenport, fifth grade, Prairie View Elementary, Post Falls; Tanner Dodson, fifth grade, Harrison Elementary, Kootenai; Dillon Dunteman, fourth grade, Holy Family Catholic School; Caralina Fischer, eighth grade, Idaho Virtual Academy; Madison Inouye, fourth grade, home school, Harrison; Olivia Kincheloe, sixth grade, Harrison Elementary, Kootenai; Nate Kimball, fifth grade, Betty Kiefer Elementary, Lakeland; Jared Lysne, sixth grade, Mt. Hall Elementary, Boundary County; Brianna McMackin, seventh grade, Priest River Junior. High, West Bonner County; Ryan McNulty, fifth grade, Heyburn Elementary, St. Maries; Wyatt Nelson, fourth grade, Valley View Elementary, Boundary County; Benson Waldrop, fourth grade, Heyburn Elementary, St. Maries; Emma Yergler, fourth grade, Pinehurst Elementary, Kellogg.

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