On February 3rd eight Centura students ranging from 5th to 8th grade participated in the Howard County spelling bee in St. Paul. Students that participated were, 5th: Trevin Trumler, Shanni Arndt, 6th: Marty Baldwin, Bladen Garcia, 7th: Jaden Graczyk, Jayden Jacobsen, 8th: Lauryn Bernt, Katelyn Fanta. They were tested for their written and oral spelling ability. Of the eight participants seven of them made it to the oral spelling round by being either the top 3 in their grade level or scoring above 80% on the written test. Here is how they performed.
Shanni Arndt: 3rd place 5th grade written
Marty Baldwin: 1st place 6th grade written
Lauryn Bernt: 2nd place 8th grade written and 3rd place overall speller