Andreasen wins County Spelling Bee

Cody Andreasen (front row, left), an eighth grader at St. Michael’s School, Albion, won first place in the annual Boone County Spelling Contest on Jan. 27.
Others placing in order among the top eight were (front, l.-r.) Claire Tibor, St. Edward eighth grader, second; Julia Baldwin, Riverside sixth grader, third; Kate Maricle, St. Michael’s seventh grader, fourth; (back row) Grace Nore, St. Michael’s fifth grader, fifth; Zeke Sandman, Boone Central seventh grader, sixth; Philip Carnley, Boone Central eighth grader, seventh, and Preston Rawson, Riverside seventh grader, eighth.
The contest, held at Boone Central, had 37 contestants from the four county schools.
Winners were determined in 15 oral rounds, and the winning words were “refectory” and “affiliation.