Milwaukee Public Schools students in grades 3–5 faced off on Saturday, April 15, 2023, to find the best spellers in the district. Winners were crowned for each grade level.
Each of 28 participating schools held preliminary spelling bees to determine winners at the school level, and those winners advanced to the district finals. Students studied a word bank of more than 400 words to prepare for this exciting event.
Spelling bees offer academic competition that requires focused studying, poise, listening, public speaking ability, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Each year, students look forward to the spelling bee to demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of the English language. The skills gained through participation last a lifetime.
Congratulations to our top spellers!
First Place: Samadhi Henri, Lowell International Elementary School
Second Place: Benjamin Keto, Bay View Montessori School
Third Place: Adelaida Marquez, Manitoba School
First Place: Aiden Polivka, Lowell International Elementary School (first place grade 3 winner in 2022)
Second Place: Dahlia Swanson, Fairview School
Third Place: Henry Cung, Humboldt Park
First Place: Arielle Harris, Ninety-fifth Street School (second place grade 4 winner in 2022)
Second Place: Benjamin Dames, Milwaukee German Immersion School
Third Place: Allison Martinez Hernandez, Milwaukee Parkside School of the Arts
If you missed the Spelling Bee for grades 3–5, join us to watch grades 6–8! The event is free at Vincent High School, or watch the spelling bee on TMJ4’s livestream at https://tmj4.com/live.
The event will also be broadcast on TMJ4 on Sunday, May 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.