County spelling bee delivers two-time champion
Twenty-one students from around the county converged at the Madison County Administrative building in Virginia City for the county-wide spelling bee. Sheridan eighth grader Rachel Zielinski repeated as champion during the Feb. 27 competition, correctly spelling “yacht” and “caribou” in the final rounds of play. Zoe Green, a seventh grader from Ennis, took the runner-up spot and will attend the state bee if the winner is unable.
Zielinski will represent Madison County at the Montana Treasure State Spelling Bee, March 17, in Billings. The winner of the state bee will go on to represent Montana at the 2018 National Spelling Bee Competition in National Harbor, Mich., this summer.