Sixteen spellers from various 7th- and 8th-grade homerooms took the Academy Auditorium stage Friday for the annual Middle School Spelling Bee. Several rounds of exciting and intense competition reduced the number of competitors to the final two. Back and forth they went as each one grappled with increasingly difficult words—and finally there was a winner. David Kuzmic earned the title of spelling champion for the 2014–15 school year. Congratulations to David!