Riojas, Alexander, Diamond place in St. Patrick spelling bee

Students in seventh and eighth grades were able to participate in a spelling bee on Friday, December 4, during third period.

For thirty-five minutes during third period on Friday students who wanted to compete in the spelling bee or had won qualifying bees during the weeks before the competition met in the auditorium to spell words given by St. Patrick High School English teachers.

Seventh grader Diego Riojas won first place in the spelling bee. Jaydah Alexander, also a seventh grader, received second place in the competition. The third place winner was eighth grader Lindsey Diamond.

Diego will advance to the next round of the spelling bee to represent St. Patrick High School in a regional contest.

Story by Cecilia Collins