Youngs Grove Elementary School finally - after delay due to winter weather closing of Polk School District - held their 2018 spelling bee this week. 

According to School Media Specialist Susan Crawford, Fifth grader Maddox Minge was named the Champion after correctly spelling the word testament. 

Fifth grader Kason Zuker was the runner up.

Twenty-five classroom winners competed in the school bee. Students successfully spelled words like slobberyraftersagog, and disguise, but stumbled over severelyvaluables and enlisted.

Maddox will represent YGES in the Polk School District Spelling Bee on February 1.