For the regionís top young spellers, itís study time.
School district-level spelling bee winners from throughout the region will be getting ready to compete in the 16th annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 16, at North Idaho College in Coeur díAlene.
The winner of the regional bee will travel to Washington, D.C., in May to represent North Idaho in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, with all expenses paid, for the winner and a guardian, by the Coeur díAlene Press.
The 46 students qualified to compete in this yearís regional bee at NIC represent nine school districts from throughout North Idaho, including home school associations and private schools.
The spellers will compete against each other, regardless of grade level, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Edminster Student Union Building on NICís main campus.
Registration for participants will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the Coeur díAlene Press and hosted by NIC.
Spellers qualified to compete in the 16th Annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee:
Hannah Hartley, grade four; Adam Moran, grade five; James Seeley, grade six; Joseph Moran, grade seven, Will Fuller, grade eight
Lewis Dittman, grade five
Christian Center School
Allyson Kline, grade four; Brandon Goold, grade five; Sadie Staples, grade six; Jamie Hampsch, grade seven; Cade McWhorter, grade eight
Mt. Hall Elementary
Jace Thompson, grade four
Idaho Virtual Academy
Zabriella Tuma, grade five
Max Callahan-Winkler, grade six; Anna Chase, grade seven; Tyler Stockdale, grade eight
Taylor Smith, grade four
Ramsey Elementary Bailey Burke, grade five
Canfield Middle School
Ashland Schnell, grade six
Woodland Middle School
Carter Lingenfelter, grade seven; Katarina Bried, grade eight
Gage Desmarais, grade four; Johnny Stovern, grade five
Kellogg Middle School
Isabella Contessa Hodgman-Richter, grade six; Macon James, grade seven; Summer Hartenfels, grade eight;
Iva Hugo, grade four; Levi George, grade five
Kootenai Jr./Sr. High
Izzabella Davis, grade six; Liam Gentry, grade seven; Tuesday Glessner, grade eight
Victor Peters, grade four; Jack Baker, grade five
Fisher Dail, grade six
Silver Hills Elementary
Margot Cotter, grade four; John ďGusĒ Scott, grade five; Madalee Philips, grade six
Wallace Jr./Sr. High
Chase Morden, grade seven; Layla Burmeister, grade eight
Coeur díAlene Charter Academy
Ashlyn Craigie, grade six; Emma Fisch, grade seven; Tommy Smith, grade eight
Sophia Anderson, grade four; Abigail Wohlberg, grade five; Eden Stigall, grade six; Conner Erickson, grade eight