County crowns best spellers

The Deschutes County Spelling Competition was held on Tuesday and the winners will advance to the state-level competition on Aug. 30 at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Cascade Middle School’s Gabe Reed took home the middle school title, while three students tied for first place in the elementary school competition: Leo Li, a fourth-grader at Juniper Elementary; Emma Harris, a fifth-grader at Seven Peaks School; and Jacob Ashby, a fifth-grader at Miller Elementary.

Unlike a spelling bee, this competition required all students to write out a list of words read aloud by the judges. The student or students with the most correct spellings won.

— Bulletin staff report