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St. Gabriel's wins state title

Members of St. Gabriel’sSpell Bowl teamare Angelo Amora, Levi Marszalek, Hunter Vu, Paolo Amora, Emily Bischoff, Maddox Greenwell, Adriana Luking, Brandt Lykins, Arthur Struewing, Sophia Southerlandand Millie Wynne.

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The St. Gabriel Spell Bowl team is the 2018 Elementary Spell Bowl State Champion for the seventh consecutive year.

The team competed at area competition on Nov. 16, winning with a score of 55 out of 56, coming out ahead of the nine other schools. The team had seven perfect scores and one near-perfect. Words from the competition included: metropolitan, Yosemite Valley, aurora borealis, surveillance, fraudulent, humidifier, questionnaire and Celsius.

When statewide results were tallied, St. Gabriel’s score placed them first out of more than 80 participating schools in the Green Class. Classes are determined by enrollment and grade levels for each school. The Green Class is smaller schools with up to grade 6.

“This is the 13th year the St. Gabriel team has finished in the Top 15 in the state and the eighth state championship for the school,” teacher Lisa Hauger said.

The competition is sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals.

The members of St. Gabriel’s winning Spelling Team are Angelo Amora, Levi Marszalek, Hunter Vu, Paolo Amora, Emily Bischoff, Maddox Greenwell, Adriana Luking, Brandt Lykins, Arthur Struewing, Sophia Southerland and Millie Wynne.