Photo by Shawn Nowlin
Left to right: Iliana Martinez, South Salem pupil, district alternate speller; Chance Long, G.W. Carver pupil, fifth-place finish; Aidan Poush, Andrew Lewis Middle School pupil, third-place finish; Addy Funk, East Salem pupil, fourth place finish; and T.J. Fisher, West Salem pupil, district winner.

Bungalow is a word that most people will never use, much less have to spell in their lifetime. Addy Funk, an East Salem Elementary student, was given that word during last Friday’s City of Salem Annual Spelling Bee.

The nearly 75-minute competition took place inside the Salem School Division Administration Building. This year’s spelling bee consisted of five pupils: Funk, East Salem Elementary; T.J. Fisher, West Salem Elementary; Aidan Poush, Andrew Lewis Middle School; Chance Long, George Washington Carver; and South Salem fifth-grader Iliana Martinez.


Click here to read full article