Fourth and fifth grades students had to “bee” prepared to bring their best last week when competing in the SDM School Spelling Bee. The annual contest was held in the media center on Tuesday, January 24. The participants eagerly awaited their next word to be called and tried to out-spell their opponents. It is quite an accomplishment just to make it to the bee, so congratulations to all participants. The top six students were as follows: Phoebe Wszeborowski (6th place), Bralie Carey (5th place), Aubryn Mixon (4th place), Brylen Goss (3rd place), and Andrew Norfleet (2nd place). The winner for the 2017 SDM School Spelling Bee is Gregory Shoats. These six students will compete in the system spelling bee against six students from J.R. Trippe Middle School. The system bee will be held Thursday, February 2nd, in the JRT media center at 8:30. Good luck to all students involved and congratulations to all for a job well done!