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Benton County Spelling Bee

In 2016 the Rotary of Corvallis After Five discovered that there had not been a school and county level coordinator for Benton County in the Oregon Spellers Association for many years. This meant that Benton County's youth did not have an opportunity to qualify to compete in spelling at the state level. Rotary After Five decided to take on the coordination of the spelling competition for our region as a literacy project and, in May of 2017, held our first Benton County Spelling Bee, qualifying 3 young local scholars to represent us at the Oregon State Bee.

Congratulations to our 2018 Winners:

DIVISION I:

  • 1st Place - Anya Cervantes

  • 2nd Place: Alex Fern

  • 3rd Place - Natalie Yong

DIVISION II:

  • 1st Place Tie - MacKenzie Burnett/Kara Paterson

  • 2nd Place - Avi Arora

  • 3rd Place - Beatrice Lobscheid

DIVISION III:

  • 1st Place - Beau Blansitt

President Emily James and Treasurer Bob Hazleton with a 2017 Division Winner

President Emily James and Treasurer Bob Hazleton with a 2017 Division Winner