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The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Countywide Spelling Bee Championship. This year, 226 students from schools across Genesee County put their spelling skills to the test. There were first, second and third place winners for each round of the grade level competitions. Then, the top two winners from each grade/division faced off for the big championship round.

GISD congratulates all the students who participated in the championship. Below are the names of the top 2019 Spelling Bee Championship Winners and those who placed in their division: 


5th – 8th Grade Championship Winners

1st Place:  Aurora Akinpeloye
Grand Blanc East Middle School

2nd Place:  Joshua Tewolde
Grand Blanc West Middle School

3rd Place:  Kamaria Carter-Ryan
Woodland Park Academy

9th – 12th Grade Championship Winners

1st Place:  Lily Zuber
Flushing High School

2nd Place: Connor Davenport
Flushing High School

3rd Place:  Danielle Vallieve
Bentley High School



Grade Level Winners:


Grade 4

1st – Rachel Moore
St. John Vianney

2nd – Hady Alouh
Genesee Academy

3rd – Rosemary Stacey
Holy Rosary


Grade 5

1st – Kamaria Carter-Ryan
Woodland Park Academy

2nd – Dylan Arntzen
Flushing Elementary
3rd – Cheyanne Creel
Rankin Elementary – Carman

Grade 6

1st – Aurora Akinpeloye
East MS – Grand Blanc
2nd – Joshua Tewolde
West MS – Grand Blanc
3rd – Carter Reynolds
Woodland Park Academy

Grade 7
1st – Brendan Lavery
West MS – Grand Blanc

2nd – Aloni Baker
Carman Ainsworth MS – Carman

3rd – Jack Weichel
St. Paul Lutheran


Grade 8

1st – Edward Huang
West MS – Grand Blanc

2nd – Grace Polcik
Carter MS – Clio

3rd – Eli Richey
Flushing MS


Grade 9

1st – Alayna Alvarado
Lake Fenton HS
2nd – Danielle Valliere

Bentley HS
3rd – Lukas Glomson

Flushing HS

Grade 10

1st – Connor Davenport

Flushing HS

2nd – Tamiah Redwine

  1. A. Johnson HS – Mt. Morris

3rd – Isaac Tift
Flushing HS


Grade 11

1st – Lily Zuber
Flushing HS

2nd – Madison Griffin
Flushing HS

3rd – Gabriella Smith

Lake Fenton HS


Grade 12

1st – Jacob Castles

Flushing HS

2nd – Dominic Shiel

  1. A. Johnson HS – Mt. Morris

3rd – Jessenia Cranfill

  1. A. Johnson HS – Mt. Morris

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