Students from two Albany elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools will advance to a regional spelling competition after wins at the district level last week.
The winners from each age division will represent Greater Albany Public Schools at Calapooia Middle School on Wednesday, May 24.
The district level contest and regional (county) contest are coordinated by district teachers and staff, who volunteer their time to continue the annual competition.
Division I represents grades 1-5; Division II is grades 6-8; and Division III is grades 9-12. Each winner received a certificate and was recognized at a school board meeting.
• Division I: Brynna Gritter Kenneke, grade 5, North Albany Elementary, 1st; Logan Falotico, grade 4, Liberty Elementary, 2nd; and Michael Franzwa, grade 5, North Albany Elementary, 3rd.
• Division II: Paige Rogers, grade 7, Memorial Middle School, 1st; Azlynn Warren, grade 7, Calapooia Middle School, 2nd; and Dru Huddleston, grade 7, Memorial Middle School, 3rd.
• Division III: Stephni DeMello, grade 11, Albany Options School, 1st; and Nathaniel Hering, grade 10, South Albany High School, 2nd.