“Alpinist” was the correct spelling for Emma Mughal, Friday Harbor Middle School eighth grader and first-place winner at the 12th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee on March 2. Mughal received a trophy and a $100 check.
Her eighth-grade class, taught by Mr. McMain, was awarded $200 and her school received $300.
Second place went to Lucy Marinkovich, a sixth grader from Paideia Classical School. Marinkovich received a trophy and a $75 check.
Her class, taught by Mrs. Mapstead, received $150 and her school was awarded $200.
The other 21 participants received participation medals. The calmer of nerves was Steve Bowman, the pronouncer was Carol Linde and the judges were Mary Sliger and Carla Wright. Cyndy Gislason handed out medals.