Each third-grade classroom in the three elementary schools held a spelling competition then sent their top two spellers per class to the district-wide spelling bee held Wednesday at Economy Elementary.
To prepare for the competition, the Ambridge Rotary donated personal dictionaries to each student in third grade.
A total of 16 students advanced to the district-wide spelling bee and all spellers who participated received a medal. The top tow spellers received trophies along with metals.
First place took home two additional prizes: a gift from Kasper Hahn Funeral Home and an invitation from the Rotary 7300 District Governor to attend the Rotary regional spelling bee held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in June.
Congratulations to Highland Elementary's Benjamin Francis on winning the spelling bee and Lauren Mealie who placed second.