Spelling champ moves on to Regional Bee
Spelling champ moves on to Regional Bee

Congratulations to all who participated in the Canterbury Middle School Spelling Bee! This year's winners are:

  • Oliver VandeWater, Grade 8 – school winner
  • Ishan Ramrakhiani, Grade 4 – school runner-up

Oliver's last round spelling word was "mandible," and then he spelled "malign" for the win.

Oliver will represent Canterbury Middle School in the Allen County Spelling Bee to be held at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center in the Auer Performance Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The competition begins at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Good luck, Oliver!

Grade level winners:

Grade 4: Ishan Ramrakhiani - Ishan also was the overall winner for the fourth grade spelling bee. This was the first time the Grade 4 winner competed in the Middle School bee.

Grade 5: 1st Neil Boyd

Grade 6: 1st Elizabeth Craig, 2nd Khyree Bowe

Grade 7: 1st Madeline Phuong, 2nd Anya Ramrakhiani, 3rd Isabel Schlabach

Grade 8: 1st Oliver VandeWater, 2nd Gavin Bowe, 3rd Jaydan Navarro

Other Participants:

Harley Babbitt, Nikitha Babu, Kylin Barr, Julia Beatty, Hannah Eilers, Maria Krotov, Kiran Kulkarni, Daniel Liu, Saida Nassour, Kayden Ptak, Miyako Semba-Norwalk, Elliot Straka-Kitch, Lucas Valcarcel