Spell Bowl A-R-E-A Meet Pushes the Team to State


From left to right: Meghann McCoy, Coach Robert Avery, Kaelyn Bender, Jenna Boese, Alyssa Yoquelet, Megan Shortridge, Rachel Smolinske, Nathan Shortridge, Sahil Patel, Emily Savage, and Phillip Phan in front.

On November 3, 2014, East Noble’s Spell Bowl team traveled to Northridge for their Area competition. The competition started at 6:00 and ended around 7:45. There were a lot of good teams there and a lot of great spellers on stage. The schools that attended were Goshen, Northwood, Northridge, Elkhart Christian, and East Noble.

The scores for that night were East Noble with 68 points, Goshen with 61 points, Northwood with 38 points, Northridge with 34 points, and Elkhart Christian with 25 points.

Seniors: Rachel Smolinske got 8 words correct, Emily Savage got 7 words correct, and Nathan Shortridge got 4 words correct.

Juniors: Alyssa Yoquelet and Phillip Phan both got 9 out of 9 at the competition.

Sophomores: Kaelyn Bender got 5 words correct, Megan Shortridge got 6 words correct, and Meghann McCoy got 8 words correct.

Freshmen: Sahil Patel got 5 words correct.

The results are in! East Noble Spell Bowl team made it to State! State will be held on November 15th at Purdue University in West Lafayette, and will begin at 11 AM. This will be the Knights’ last competition for the season. Here are the teams that will be competing at State, in their class category (a scoring order).

Class 1:

Penn High School

Martinsville High School

Terre Haute South Vigo High School

East Noble High School

Munster High School

Fisher High School

Goshen High School

Terre Haute North Vigo High School

Avon High School


Class 2:

Gibson Southern High School

New Prairie High School

John Glenn High School

Bishop Dwenger High School

Hanover Central High School

Marion High Shool


Class 3:

North Posey High School

Cascade Senior High School

Andrean High School

Taylor High School

River Forest Jr/Sr. High School

North Newton Jr/Sr. High School

North Putnam High School

Benton Central Junior-Senior High School


Class 4:

Northeast Dubois High School

Kouts Middle/Senior High School

East Allen University

Rockville Jr/ Sr. High School

Morgan Township Middle/High School

Shawe Memorial High School


For more information go to www.iasp.org and then head to Student Program in the bar at the top. After that, go to Academic Competitions and then go to Spell Bowl and you will see the results for the senior division.

Congratulations spellers and keep up the great work!