Ten Duneland Elementary winners and their alternates gathered at Jackson Elementary for a district wide spelling bee on Monday. The overall Duneland spelling bee winner was Peyton Martinson of Yost Elementary and runner-up was Emily Freundt of Liberty.
The five individual elementary school winners will represent the Duneland Schools in the Porter County fourth grade competition to be hosted on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Ben Franklin M.S. in Valparaiso.
Pictured, front, left to right, are elementary school spelling bee winners Amber Brandt of Bailly, Ryan Donovan of Brummitt, Thomas Wellensiek of Jackson, Emily Freundt of Liberty and Peyton Martinson of Yost. And runners-up, back row, Emma Sieman of Bailly, Jack Furmanek of Brummitt, Tyler VanderWoude of Jackson, Andrew Engel of Liberty and Jessica Mitchell of Yost.