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Bi-county academic contest winners


Last updated 11/22/2018 at 1:23am

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Front: Nick Nelson, Mackenzie Lutz, Lily Starkel, Ashley Zagelow, Garrick Rosman. Row two: Melloney Deife, Yvette Davey, Dakota Steward, Sean Widger. Row three: Taleaha Quesada, Ashlyn Neilsen, Grace Nelson, Jacob Scrupps, Austin Read. Row four: Chaperone Patricia Nelson, Devin Nelson, John Melcher. Back: Cannon Roberson, Serenity Hicks, Izaak Schmierer, Haydn Reynolds, Leah Iverson.

On November 14, Odessa students in grade 3 through 8 competed in Harrington against eight other Bi-County schools in the 2018 Bi-County Academic Contest. The 21 Odessa students competed in the categories of spelling, math, public speaking and geography, with 14 of them placing in the top six.

First-place winners were Dakota Steward (persuasive speech) and Melloney Deife (impromptu speech). Second-place winners were Devin Nelson (spelling) and Nick Nelson (interpretative speech).

Placing third were Mackenzie Lutz (geography), Hadyn Reynolds (math) and Grace Nelson (math). Fourth-place winners were John Melcher (math), Taleaha Quesada (impromptu speech), Austin Read (geography) and Yvette Davey (persuasive speech).

Finishing in fifth place was Lily Starkel (interpretative speech) and in sixth place was Ashlyn Neilsen (geography).

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Squinting into the bright fall sunshine, these students in grades 6 through 8 earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average and thus were treated to a "Take Five Lunch." Back: Chad Strebeck, Jacob Scrupps, Destiny Wiles, Zachary Claassen, teacher Larry Weber, Hayden Schuh, Dakota Steward. Middle: Mackenzie Lutz, Yvette Davey, Ashlyn Neilsen, Reegan Carstensen, Austin Read, Collin Martin, Holden Iverson. Front: Kaytlyn Shafer, Grace Nelson, Melloney Deife, Sean Widger, Zane Hamper, Auburn Sandner.


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