The opening weeks of the high school Hoosier Spell Bowl season are normally not the most likely time for schools to rack up a perfect score, but Penn High School’s Kingsmen were in mid-season form Monday night, September 21, when they tallied a perfect score of 90 to win the East Noble Invitational.
In fact, the Kingsmen junior varsity turned in a score of 83, which also easily topped the rest of the 12-school field, but only one team from each school is eligible to compete for the overall title.
Here are the final standings for the East Noble meet:
1.) Penn 90
2.) Columbia City 56
3.) Kouts 50
4.) Ft. Wayne Dwenger 44
5.) East Noble 44 (Dwenger wins 4th on tiebreaker.)
6.) Northwood 34
7.) Ft. Wayne Carroll 33
8.) Logansport 32
9.) Garrett 32 (Logansport wins 8th on tiebreaker.)
10.) Ft. Wayne Snider 31
11.) Prairie Heights 24
12.) Northridge 20
Perfect varsity spellers for Penn were: Michelle Tapp, Athreya Sundaram, Muqsit Buchh, Kanika Arora, Alice Kwak, Presto George, Hannah McGinness, Hannah Smith, Faihaan Arif and Chris Yun.
Perfect junior varsity spellers for the Kingsmen were: Amy Bernard, Yejee Oh, Fezaan Kazi, Maggie Finnessy and Tina Lu,
Next up for the Kingsmen spellers is Penn Invitational #1 on October 1.
Submitted by: Joe DeKever