Seventh grader Eva Oakes took on all comers, including a few of her teachers, to become the top speller at Lyons Middle School last week. The event was held in the Cafetorium, and the other contestants vying for the title were: 6th graders – Luke Irwin, Miriam Kyzer, Nikki Smith, Earl Walko; 7th graders – Mira Smith, Ari
Peyser, Conor Weadley; 8th graders Sam Aronson, and Khang Luu, who was runner up.
After Oakes had vanquished her peers, her winning word was “millennium,” a few of the judges (Mr. Martin, Ms.
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