Sanders Wins County Spelling Bee


February 21, 2024

Top spellers Samson Sanders and Quin Billmayer won first and second place at the Blaine County Spelling Bee on February 13. This will be Sanders' second time representing Blaine County at the Treasure State Spelling Bee.

On February 13, twenty-seven spellers from across Blaine County converged on Chinook High School's Lloyd Sweet Auditorium for the Blaine County Spelling Bee. After six rounds, Samson Sanders, an eighth grader at Chinook Junior High School (CJHS), was declared the champion, and Quin Billmayer, another CJHS eighth grader, had taken second place, designating her as the alternate.

Students from Chinook, Zurich, Harlem, Hays/Lodgepole, and Turner participated in Tuesday's competition. The Bee went six rounds after which two spellers were left standing: Billmayer and Sanders, who spelled the winning...

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