Fishers Spell Bowl Team takes seventh in state competition
On November 14, the Fishers High School Spell Bowl Team traveled to Purdue to compete in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Finals. The team earned a score of 75 words spelled correctly out of 90, placing the team seventh in the State in Class 1 competition.
Students who spelled their nine words perfectly were Yaniv Smukler and Erin Van Wesenbeeck. Raleigh Daniel, James Knight, Melissa Riggio, Sam Smith and Zeke Willey were near perfect spellers, missing only one word. The other members of the team were Kelaiah Awoyemi, Varu Musunuri, Serena Nayee, McKenzie Records, Dan Spall and Lily Wolf.
The team is coached by Deborah Hejl and John Drozd, with much appreciated assistance from parents Mary Willey and Ellen Spall. “Since more than half of these students are underclassmen, we expect to be very competitive next year,” said Coach Hejl. FHS is undefeated in Conference or Area competition for the past four years. “Congratulations to these fine students, who put in many long hours to study the 2,700+ difficult words on the list.” For more information, contact Hejl at (317) 915-4290 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org