DAMS Spelling Bee

Spelling bee winners
L-R Gillian Staeven and Rachel Williams

Congratulations to Rachel Williams, 8th  grader at DeForest Area Middle School, who will participate in the annual regional spelling bee on February 15 in Stoughton.  Rachel won the district spelling bee after nine rounds, which advances her to complete with other students in the more challenging regional competition.  Taking second place was 7th grade student Gillian Staeven, who will serve as the alternate.  Forty 5th through 8th grade students participated in the district competition held on January 20 at the middle school.

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