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DAMS Spelling Bee winners announced

Pictured above – 1st Place: Cadence Klaustermeier (8th grade), 2nd Place: Justin Busch (8th grade),  3rd Place: Vaira McMahan (6th grade)

students with spelling trophies
Justin Busch, Vaira McMahan, and Cadence Klaustermeier

Congratulations to Cadence Klaustermeier, an 8th grader at DeForest Area Middle School, on winning first place in the 2020 District Spelling Bee.  Justin Busch, an 8th grader, came in second place, and Vaira McMahan, a 6th grader, took third place.

Cadence will advance to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee at Stoughton High School on February 5th. Vaira McMahan will act as an alternate in the event that Cadence is unable to participate at the Regional Spelling Bee.

There were 85 participants this year from 5th-8th grade.


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