SIDNEY — A sixth-grader won the spelling bee which was held recently at Holy Angels School.
Ardith Joshua George, son of George Ramayya and Glory George, was the winner of the bee. He will participate in the Sidney City Bee. He spelled the words “garrulous” and “pharaoh” correctly to win the bee.
The runner-up was Max Schmiesing, son of Greg and Christina Schmiesing. He is a seventh-grade student at Holy Angels. Third place went to Evan Fogt, seventh-grade. He is the son of Andrew and Shelley Fogt.
Twenty-six students in grades three to eight competed in the spelling bee. The bee went 18 rounds before a winner was named.
Judges for the bee were Francine Dembski, Longfellow Elementary School principal, Jeanie Riethman, director of student services for the ESC, and Pete Dunlap, Lehman Catholic High School assistant principal. The pronouncer for the bee was Jane Kauffman, of Sidney. Lori Spence, speech pathologist, was the bee’s coordinator.