By Colleen Kesterson

Alexander Wins Chance at County Spelling Bee


February 15, 2018

Jenny Kauffman

Trista Alexander spelling a word for the judges, Colleen Kesterson and Mary Fitzsimon during the Swan Valley School Spelling Bee.

SWAN VALLEY - Seventh grader Trista Alexander who competed against six other spellers won the Swan Valley Elementary School Spelling Bee for the second time Feb. 6. She will be attending the Missoula County Spelling Bee to be held at Sentinel High School Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Missoula. Another seventh grader Chris Auchenbach was the runner-up who will fill in for Alexander if she can not attend.

The contest is open to fifth through eighth graders. The eight spellers volunteered to be in the spelling bee. Teacher Jamie Matthew said that fifth grader Aubrey Matthew told her that she has bee...

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