MHS Fourth-Grader Spells Her Way to Championship Title
On Monday, Feb. 13, fourth-grader Madison Fischer became the 2017 Milton Hershey School Elementary Spelling Bee Champion.
Madison earned her new title after successfully spelling the word “drench” during the 14th round of competition.
“We congratulate all 12 finalists,” said MHS houseparent Jacqui Niel. “It takes a lot of courage for students to get up in front of everyone and spell. They put a lot of hard work and time into the spelling bee.”
In addition to Madison, finalists included Mckenzie Bridgeford, Adrianna Brown, Kyien Bullard, Alyssa Cherry, Madison Fischer, Jude Harris, James Jacketti, Chase Leach, China McCrory, Tynniah Pugh, Jahlil Stephens, and James Theriaque.
Finalists received a “Super Speller” certificate in recognition of their hard work studying for the competition. In addition to improving their spelling and promoting literacy, the spelling bee helps students develop self-confidence, public speaking skills, and the ability to thrive under pressure.
Congratulations to Madison Fischer on winning this year’s spelling bee!
Watch the live stream of the spelling bee championship.