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December 17, 2021 | Westgate Student Wins District Spelling Bee, Will Represent Westside At Championships

Posted December 17, 2021

The 2021-22 WCS District Spelling bee was held at WMS on December 17th. The top spellers from each elementary school, along with the top spellers from WMS competed to determine the 1st place speller in WCS.

After 11 rounds of amazing spelling, Brock Leischner from Westgate came in first place! 

Brock Leischner

Brock will represent Westside at the  Omaha Sports Commission Spelling Bee which will be held on February 26th, 2022 at UNO. The champion of the Omaha Sports Commission Spelling Bee will advance to the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, May 30th through June 3rd, 2022.

Congratulations to these top spellers:

District Spelling Bee Winners

District Overall Winners 

Brock L 1st Westgate 

Avery K 2nd Hillside 

Naomi C. 3rd Westgate 


WCS District Spelling Bee Contestants


Amelia C

Wyatt H

Avery K



Charlotte A

Lawson K



Samuel P

Claire V


Paddock Road

Shreyash C

Leia K


Prairie Lane 

Ava M

Sawyer W



Lucy B

Whitney L

Ellie W


Sunset Hills

Elena E

Aya Z



Sanjay O 

Max R



Naomi C

Brock L



Dorian G

Mackenzie H


Westside Middle School

Lucas N

Sabina R

Bakari O


A special THANK YOU to Westside's EY Coordinators Katie Sindt, Jenny Henningsen, Dr. Lynn Spady and Megan Thompson for organizing and facilitating our District Spelling Bee!