Morrison honors Riverton Parke Spell Bowl team

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 5, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 5, 2019) – State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) today at the Statehouse honored the Riverton Parke Jr.-Sr. High School Academic Spell Bowl Team for their victory in the Indiana Spell Bowl State Championship.

“This group of extremely intelligent students represented our community well as they earned the state title,” Morrison said. “The Panthers overcame a steep disadvantage having to compete with one less team member than their competitors, which resulted in a nine-point deficit at the start of the championship. They rallied and even surpassed their previous high score of 55 with a total of 59.”

Lead by coach Laura Bennett, team members are Britany App, Emilee Hartzler, Macy Johnson, David LeClercq, Kirby Martin, Addie Moeller, Lindsey Peterson, T.J. Rutan, Mackenzie Schermann and Caitlin Woods. The Spell Bowl competition is held in three categories, including Elementary Division, grades 4-6; Junior Division, grades 6-8; and Senior Division, grades 9-12.

The state championship was hosted by Purdue University in November of last year.

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State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42,

which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay,

Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) honors members of the Riverton Parke Jr.-Sr. High School Academic Spell Bowl Team with a resolution Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Morrison recognized the team for winning the Indiana Spell Bowl State Championship on Nov. 10, 2018, at Purdue University.