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16 Students Compete in District Spelling Bee

Wednesday , January 06 , 2021

On Friday, Jan. 15, elementary and middle school students will tackle tricky words to earn the title of PVSchools Spelling Bee champion. This event will not be streamed.

The 16 students participating in the bee are:

  • Emelia “Emmy” Busby, Boulder Creek Elementary School
  • Max Westervelt, Copper Canyon Elementary School
  • Megan Brooks, Desert Cove Elementary School
  • Austin Moseley, Desert Shadows Elementary School
  • Riley Rendelman, Desert Shadows Middle School
  • Jaime Prendiville, Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School
  • Alexander Wolman, Desert Trails Elementary School
  • Ezekial Taylor, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • Zoe MacMillan, Explorer Middle School
  • Sai Manvik Malreddy, Fireside Elementary School
  • Morgan Shelton, Grayhawk Elementary School
  • Hannah Blakey, Hidden Hills Elementary School
  • Laine Bulthaup, Liberty Elementary School
  • Forrest Dezso, Mountain Trail Middle School
  • Emerson Weinstein, Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School
  • Syenna Haynesworth, Wildfire Elementary School

The winner, runner-up, and two delegates will represent PVSchools at the Maricopa County Regional II Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 12, which will be hosted by PVSchools. At this time, it has not been determined whether the event will be held virtual or in-person at Paradise Valley High School.