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Regional bee winners

Fourth-grade participants in the EMC Regional Spelling Bee held last week at Coarsegold Elementary School. The 1st place winner at this grade level was Wil Lodge from Mountain Home School.
Fourth-grade participants in the EMC Regional Spelling Bee held last week at Coarsegold Elementary School. The 1st place winner at this grade level was Wil Lodge from Mountain Home School. Submitted Photo

The Eastern Madera County spelling bee was held last week at Coarsegold Elementary School. Individual grade winners from Mountain Area schools competed at each school, with the winners competing last Tuesday and Wednesday evening by grade level. Below is the list of winners, schools, and the winning word.

Kindergarten

1st: Madeline McLane, Spring Valley, winning word: took

2nd: Hope Judd, Mountain Home School

3rd: Jaydon Draper, North Fork

First Grade

1st: Lauren Wynn, Coarsegold, winning word: middle

2nd: Taylor Chastain, Wasuma

3rd: Ezra Seymour, Raymond-Knowles

Second Grade

1st: Ian Judd Mountain Home School, winning word: ghost

2nd: Wyatt Lawhon, Coarsegold

3rd: June Nagata, Oakhurst Elementary

Third Grade

1st: Kate Trappen, Wasuma, winning word: deserve

2nd: Jadyn Benak, Rivergold

3rd: Mikaila Ruiz, Coarsegold

Fourth Grade

1st: Wil Lodge, Mountain Home School, winning word: efficient

2nd: Aaron Flores, Coarsegold

3rd: Spencer Pillsbury, Spring Valley

Fifth Grade

1st: Aiden Feskorn, Rivergold, winning word: infinity

2nd: Sofia Dugan, Mountain Home School

3rd: Caleb Mills, Oakhurst Elementary

3rd Hannah Wilson, Coarsegold

Sixth Grade

1st: Jane Irion, Wasuma, winning word: redeem

2nd: Sarah Avent, Mountain Home School

3rd: Elva Gurule, North Fork

Seventh Grade

1st: Jaden Henderson, Spring Valley, winning word: inedible

2nd: Ulyana Nelson, Coarsegold

3rd: Hailey Bethel, Raymond-Knowles

Eighth Grade

1st: Syler Pillsbury, Spring Valley, winning word: ostracize

2nd: Gwen Burnett, Rivergold

3rd: Delayne McCoon, Oak Creek Intermediate

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