2022 Spelling Bee Winners

The Russell County Spelling Bee was held Thursday afternoon, February 24th in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium.  Twenty-two students from the Russell and Natoma Schools competed. This year, Bickerdyke's 4th and 5th graders also participated in the spelling bee.

The winner of the Russell County Spelling Bee advances to the 2022 Sunflower State Spelling Bee on Saturday March 26th in Wichita, KS. The winner of the Sunflower State Spelling Bee will represent Kansas in the 2022 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in May.

Champion -   (Delaney Crawford, 5th grader at BES)
Runner-up -   (Payton Hoisington, 6th grader from Natoma)