McEowen Elementary School fifth grader Evan Filer will represent the Harrisonville School District at the Cass County Spelling Bee. Filer won the district spelling bee Jan. 15 to advance to the county competition.
The spelling bee is open to students in grades fourth-eighth. Each Communication Arts class at HMS participated in a class spelling bee and those winners advanced to the district spelling bee. Also advancing to the district bee were the winners of the McEowen Elementary School spelling bee.
Filer won the event by correctly spelling the word “luscious.”
Sixth grader Izzy Gowler was the runner-up and will compete at the Cass County Spelling Bee if Filer is unable to participate.
Other students competing at the district spelling bee were Tryston Jackson, Chase Spence, Brooklyn Gaddie, Jake Holden, Garrett Lukenbill, Genesis Register, Luke Grimes, Ryan Jeppesen, Nicholas McCleave, Dallas Myers, Peyton Holden, Madison Barnes, Karissa Doerhoff, Trevor Padgett, Savana Hayward, Brooke Leeper, Ben Clary, Jocelyn Berg, Abigail Cellinari, Zachary Austin, Makenna Fisher, Blaine Hinton, Keegan Hix, Maddy Todd, Chloe Holsburg, Jacob Rushly and Ryan Anderson.
The Cass County Spelling Bee will be held Wednesday, March 6 and hosted by the Raymore-Peculiar School District. The winner of the county bee will participate in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.