Richmond Community Schools students competed Jan. 23 to “bee” the best in the district’s spelling bee.

Freya Robinson of Fairview Elementary won first place. Second went to Olivia Dilworth of Hibberd School and Dexter Sams, who also attends Hibberd, finished third. 

Here are additional participants:

Charles Elementary: Mathias Orduz Diaz, Zoey Holt, Addison Jones

Crestdale Elementary: Bronson Rutherford, Cameron Gutherie, Emberlin Onder

Fairview Elementary: Mia Van Winkle, Aisha Contreras-Morales

Hibberd School: Ella Sweet

Starr Elementary: Zoei Jones, Nehemia Alarcon-Alvarado, Jacelin Hatfield

Vaile Elementary: Lucas Skinner, Rylee Hanawalt, Khalijah Reid

Westview Elementary: Thomas Gillotti, Chloe Meinsen, Havaylah Leedy

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A version of this article appeared in the February 7 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.