"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights." James 1:17
As the SMLS Spelling Bee Champion, eighth grader Tyler Bredernitz represented our school on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Oakland Schools Scripps Spelling Bee. Competing against eighty-four others, Tyler was one of just nine students still spelling in the fifth round when the moderators switched to random words in the dictionary!
When just two were left, Tyler misspelled malignancy. The other competitor correctly spelled that word and a second word to win the Bee in the eighth round, which placed Tyler in second place! We are delighted to celebrate with Tyler and thank him for his Godly representation of our school.