The Grade 4-8 SES spelling bee championship turned into a sibling duel. 7th Grader Madeline Baier ended up taking first after out spelling her 8th grade brother Deacon. Bryson Lippold, 7th grader, was in third. The top 7 Spellers were (L-R below) 4th gr Stratton Cox, 7th gr Madeline Baier, 6th gr Tiernan Ptacek, 8th gr Deacon Baier, 6th gr Noah Rupert, 7th gr Bryson Lippold, 5th gr Kade Riffel. The county bee is Feb. 6th at SES for any spellers that are interested. Be on the lookout for details.