The Riverton Parke High School Spell Bowl team is headed to Purdue University to represent Class 4 in the 35th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Finals after winning the area contest at Terre Haute South Vigo on Monday, November 4. The Panthers tallied 40 points to outdistance their competition, North Central of Farmersburg and Parke Heritage, and will now go against four other teams on the Loeb Theater stage on Saturday, November 16. Those schools are Barr-Reeve High School, Washington Township High School, Elkhart Christian Academy, and Northeast Dubois High School.
RP was led at the area contest by junior Macy Johnson's perfect score. Coach Laura Bennett said of her team: “To be returning to state competition again is a huge accomplishment for this team. We lost several seniors, so this was a rebuilding year. I'm so proud of how far they've come!”
Pictured at the contest are, in front, from left: Addie Moeller, Emilee Hartzler, Macy Johnson, and Katie Watson. In the back are Mikayla Plank, Mason Rickard, Lindsey Peterson, Evan Price, Gabby Campbell, and Anna Porter.
Also pictured is perfect speller Macy Johnson.