Maybe it should be called a Spelling Butterfly.
A number of years ago, one of our Hoggatteers went the distance to earn first place in the areawide Spelling Bee sponsored by the Joplin Globe. MICHELLE continues to succeed as a college graduate and as an adult (She is the third from the right, on the front row, in the photo above.).
For students who wish to study and practice for the Bee on their own, the official 2019 lists are located on the Joplin Globe's Spelling Bee webpage.
Our class is currently practicing and identifying finalists who will carry our metaphorical banner to compete with other fourth and fifth grade students from our school. From there, the champion will be eligible to compete in the areawide competition, usually held during Spring Break.