Spelling Bee Champ
Monday, January 28, 2008 10:05 PM

Congratulations to Steffen Billund-Phibbs, who won the LHCS Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 17. Steffen correctly out-spelled 19 other semifinalists to win the Bee and went on to the district bee on January 23 at Sheridan School. There he finished third! The district bee was exciting and went 25 rounds before it finished with the top four, who will now go on to the Metro Spelling Bee on March 13. Congratulations also to our other super-spellers: Matteo Alampi, Martin Beck, Brendan Berg, Will Cannon, Forrest Casey, Hannah Evanson, Newton Fuller, Elliot Granath, Camille Koosmann, Annaleah Magnuson, Ian McGillivary, Rachel Norrgard, Jonathan Opdahl, Audrey Ortiz, Carl Sorlien, Sam Stockbridge, Morgan Wilcock, and Audrey Wuest, as well as Beret Sauer, who finished a very close second to Steffen in the LHCS bee.

Special thanks to Raquel Counihan for organizing this year’s LHCS spelling bee and to Sarah Baker, Kathy Bodger, Sara Chechik, Nora Leven, Claudia Miller and Susan Stehling for helping with the bee.