8th Grader Wins Finney County Spelling Bee

Jerry Serrano earned the title of Finney County Spelling Bee champion on February 1st.  The Horace Good Middle School eighth-grader earned the title after going through seven rounds with some of the county’s best spellers from elementary through middle school at the Garden City High School auditorium. 

Kate Strandmark, a sixth-grader at St. Dominic School, took second place and will serve as alternate for Serrano.

He will now advance to represent Finney County in the state competition that will be held on Saturday, March 21st at Newman University, Wichita, Kansas.