• Spell Bowl 2014

    This year was the first year that our school competed in the Purdue University Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Elementary Edition! One of Joan Martin's wonderful teachers, Mrs. Kostbade put it together and the outcome was awarding in many ways.  Our Joan Martin Spell Bowl Team consists of 16 -  4th and 5th grade students. Of these 18 students the top 8 were able to compete alongside several other schools at Merrillville High School. Each student took one round consisting of 7 challenging words such as: a cappella, Zimbabwe, bicentennial, ferocious, jaywalker and hieroglyphics!! WOW! They all did great individually and as a team! They ended up with 3 near perfect scores and 1st place for their division! Great job to all the spellers and their sponsor Mrs. Kostbade! 
    Congratulations to Everyone! 

     Aisha Arias
    Sydney Arias
    Noah Bailey
    Brennis Carrillo
    Aedan Coombs
    Kenjie DeCastro
     Emma Duggan*
    Reggie Gilbert* 
    Alyssa Janik
    Addison Klemm
    Zachary Maloney
    Reese Oldham
    Sarah Romeo*
    Ashlee Rosenbaum
    Morgan Sanchez
    Gabrielle Tomich
    Coach - Holli Kostbade
     * These students received a "near perfect" score meaning they only missed one! Great job!