McMinnville students advance to state spelling competition
Posted on 04/28/2015

Daphne Riddle and Jason Kiff (top, right) have qualified to complete in the Statewide Spelling Championship at the Oregon State Fair on Sept. 5, 2015. Daphne will represent Yamhill County in the Division I category (Grades 1-5) and Jason will represent Yamhill County in the Division III category (Grades 9-12).  Both Daphne and Jason scored first place at the Yamhill County Spelling Competition in their respective divisions.

Scott Winkenweder (bottom, left) has qualified as an alternate competitor to represent Yamhill County in the Division II category (grades 6-8). Scott scored second place at the Yamhill County Spelling Competition in his division.

Oregon Spellers, an all-volunteer entity, hosts spelling contests and qualifies students from each county to advance to the Statewide Spelling Championships. Oregon Spellers is sponsored by the Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted (OATAG).

For more information, visit http://www.oregonspellers.org/ and http://oatag.org/.