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FSD1 Spelling Bee winners

on Wednesday, 09 December 2015. Posted in Education, Local News

FSD1 Spelling Bee winners
Ethan, left, Lani, Chad are 2015 spelling winners

Florence School District One held its largest spelling bee ever this year with over 900 students from Florence One elementary schools participating in Round One of the competition on the school level. The top ten spellers from each school proceeded to Round Two, and 54 spellers competed in the final round.

The top three winners emerged on Nov. 28 at the annual Florence One Spelling Bee. They are Lani Hinson of Delmae Heights Elementary, first place, Ethan Russitano of McLaurin, second place, and Chad Peterson of Savannah Grove Elementary, third place With a vision to bring elementary students together in a positive competitive setting, Behavioral Health Counselor Sam Fryer organized the event, which is in its 10th year of existence.

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