The 38th Annual Dole-Burkhardt Spelling Bee at Ridgeway Elementary on Tuesday, February 2nd showcased Hamilton’s best spellers. Students from the Hamilton City Schools as well as St. Peter in Chains, St. Joseph, Immanuel Lutheran and Richard Allen Academy participated in the event.

The night included stiff competition as participants battled through twenty three rounds of words. In the end, three champions were left standing for the $200, $150 and $100 dollar prizes awarded by the Lindenwald Kiwanis Club. During the presentation ceremony, Dave Schul and David Smith handed out the checks to the champion, Andrew Schwartz of St. Peter in Chains, the second place finisher, Peyton Miller of Ridgeway and the third place finisher, Alexis Cortes of Riverview.

A special thanks to the Lindenwald Kiwanis and the wonderful students.