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2018 PCLS District Spelling Bee

She and 4th grade runner up, Sophia Martinez, challenged each other through several final rounds of spelling words in the 13 round competition for the district title on Wednesday January  31, 2018.

Melody will represent Painesville City Local Schools at the Lake County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7PM at the Auburn Career Center Presentation Center. Should Melody be unable to attend, Sophia would take her place.

Good luck Melody and congratulations to all our building and grade level winners!


School Spelling Bee Participants:

Chestnut Elementary School:

1st Sophia Martinez Grade 4 - RUNNER UP
2nd  Dylan Favors Grade 5
Alt.  Julius Brewer Grade 4 


Elm Street Elementary School:

1st  Melody Jones Grade 5 - 1ST PLACE
2nd Karla Arcos Grade 4
Alt. LeighAnn Lino Grade 5


Maple Elementary School:

1st Lourdes Gonzalez Grade 5
2nd Jillian DiPierro Grade 5
Alt. Levi Mullen-Zurbrugg Grade 5


Heritage Middle School:

1st  Myra DiPierro Grade 8
2nd Owen Updike Grade 6
3rd Alex Padilla Grade 7


Thank you to the following for their help with coordinating the 2018 PCLS District Spelling Bee.

Pronouncer:  Dr. Lisa Elliott
Judges:   Mrs. Ruth Haines, Mrs. Wendy Camper and  Mrs. Nicole Byers
District Coordinator:   Heidi Fyffe

Building Coordinators:

Chestnut: Amanda Crockett
Elm Street: Kelly Dundon
Maple: Colleen Aston
Heritage: Elizabeth Joki