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Meet the winners of the MPS district-wide Spelling Bee

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Posted at 5:25 AM, May 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-21 15:15:08-04

MILWAUKEE — TMJ4 live streamed the Milwaukee Public Schools Spelling Bee on May 14 and May 21, 2022.

Prizes went to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each grade level.

May 21 winners:

6th Grade:
1st place - Rachel Lar, Humboldt Park
2nd place - Memphis Pena, Parkside School for the Arts
3rd place - Michael Pearson, Escuela Vieau.

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7th Grade:
1st place - Jaelanys Rivera, Escuela Vieau
2nd - Xhukiyalonie Duong, Parkside School for the Arts
3rd - Peace Peter, Humboldt Park

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8th Grade:
1st place - Rojinah Faruk, Humboldt Park
2nd - Nikoma Hotvedt, Curtin Leadership Academy
3rd - Stanley Koh, Mary McLeod Bethune

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May 14 winners (click here to watch the spelling bee):

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the third grade portion of the Milwaukee Public Schools Spelling Bee Finals are Aiden Polivka, Oriana Figueroa Iglesias and Grace Witczak.

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Aiden Polivka, Oriana Figueroa Iglesias and Grace Witczak

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the fourth grade portion of the Milwaukee Public Schools Spelling Bee Finals are Joseph Lanaghan, Arielle Harris and Ra'Nyah Spell-Liggans.

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Arielle Harris, Joseph Lanaghan, and Ra'Nyah Spell-Liggans

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the fifth grade portion of the Milwaukee Public Schools Spelling Bee Finals are Naychi Moe, Julian Perez and Makah Hailey.

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Julian Perez, Naychi Moe, and Makah Hailey

TMJ4's parent company is The E.W. Scripps Company, which hosts the Scripps National Spelling Bee every year.

This year, 234 spellers from across the country and around the world will compete to take home the Scripps Cup. The 2022 Finals are scheduled for Thursday, June 2.

Good luck, spellers!

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