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2017 State Spelling Bee Winners

Iowa Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee Awards 2017 Champions!

The 2017 Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee was held at St. Cecilia Church in Ames on Sunday, March 5. State Youth Director Richard Jacoby, Jr. was present to congratulate the participants and award trophies to the top three finishers in each grade.

The photos below show Knights of Columbus State Youth Director, Richard Jacoby, Jr., along with the 1st through 3rd place finishers in each grade, shown standing in place order, from left to right.

4th Grade 1st place - Greta Paulsen, Clive 2nd place - Seth Smigel, North Liberty 3rd place - Sujan Vijaryaj Shadrak, Marion

5th Grade 1st place - Keira Ellerbroek, Cedar Falls 2nd place - Zachary Peace, Bettendorf 3rd place - Henry Yoder, Kalona

6th Grade 1st place - Emma Biederman, Fayette 2nd place - Leo Friedman, Newton 3rd place - Tejas Gururaja, Cedar Rapids

7th Grade 1st place - Drew Roemen, West Des Moines 2nd place - Faith Richards, Sheldon 3rd place - Spencer Paulsen, Clive


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