Berean Academy recently participated in a district spelling bee, qualifying two for the Association of Christian Schools International Regional Spelling Bee during district competition in Wichita.

Following grade-level competition, Cooper Helsel, Nick Krebs, Gavin Evans, Payton Anderson, Eli Nord and Sarah Stucky advanced on to the afternoon Spelling Bee, with a chance to qualify for the regional bee. Stucky earned second place, while Anderson took third place overall to advance on to the Regional Spelling Bee in Dallas.

Eighth-grader Eli Nord won his grade level at the district bee.

The Warriors also brought home two second-place and two third-place finishes in grade level competition.

Berean grade level results are listed below.


Third Grade

3. Wyatt Friesen. 5. Henry Verwiel

Fourth Grade

2. Leah Entz

6. Autumn Hirsch

Fifth Grade

2. Cooper Helsel

7. Taylor Balzer

Sixth Grade

3. Nick Krebs

4. Gavin Evans

Seventh Grade

4. Payton Anderson

8. Tayana Nord

Eighth Grade

1. Eli Nord

4. Sarah Stucky