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Burt County Spelling Bee

Burt County Spelling Bee


The Burt County Spelling contest was held at the Lyons-Decatur Northeast School gymnasium in Lyons on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Contestants from Oakland-Craig, Lyons-Decatur Northeast, and Tekamah-Herman competed for prizes in the 5th/6th grade division or the 7th/8th grade division.

Prizes were distributed for each division:  First - $25, Second - $20, Third - $15, and Fourth - $10.  Prizes are furnished by the Decatur Community Club, Lyons Community Club, Washington County Bank in Tekamah and Oakland Women’s Club.   This year there were 24 participants in the 5th and 6th grade division and 21 participants in the Junior High division.

Arianne Brokaw, winner of the 7th/8th grade division will represent Burt County in Midwest Spelling Contest to be held in Omaha.


                       Junior High Division  Winners                5th & 6th Grade Winners

  1. Arianne Brokaw – Lyons-Decatur                   1. Veona Hladky – Tekamah-Herman
  2. Johnna Peterson – Oakland-Craig                    2. Sierra Heckenlaible – Lyons-Decatur
  3. Laryn Johnson – Oakland-Craig                      3. Gabriella Roche – Tekamah-Herman
  4. Elise Anderson – Lyons-Decatur                     4. Brennan Ahrens – Oakland-Craig
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