To prepare for the competition, the Ambridge Rotary donated personal dictionaries to each student in third grade.
A total of 16 students advanced to the district-wide spelling bee and all spellers who participated received a medal. The top tow spellers received trophies along with metals.
First place took home two additional prizes: a gift from Kasper Hahn Funeral Home and an invitation from the Rotary 7300 District Governor to attend the Rotary regional spelling bee held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in June.
Congratulations to Highland Elementary's Benjamin Francis on winning the spelling bee and Lauren Mealie who placed second.
Benjamin Francis - 1st Place
State Street Elementary
Lauren Mealie - 2nd Place