Sloss wins district spelling bee
The Juneau School District recently held its annual city spelling bee. First- and second-place winners from each elementary and middle school qualified to participate. The competition was fierce from these talented spellers. Marlena Sloss won the bee; Arthur Ackerman was the runner-up. To win the bee, Sloss had to correctly spell "bribery" and the winning word, "sinew".
Marlena Sloss will go on to Anchorage to compete in the state bee, which will be held Feb. 3-4. The following students were winners of their school bees and participated in the city competition:
Floyd Dryden: Jake Pahlke, Linsey Tomaro
Harborview: Cole Carnahan, Marlena Sloss
Mendenhall River: Colton Welch, Olga Lipson
River Bend: Liam Greeson, Holly Kulm
Gastineau: Claire Swanson, Matthew Campbel
Auke Bay: Spencer Lunda, Rosie Jones
Glacier Valley: Olivia Van Kirk, Gabrielle Fenumiai
Dzantik'i Heeni: Arthur Ackerman, Brian Beckner
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