PHOTOS: Fond du Lac Citywide spelling bee

18 kids represented 17 different schools Thursday, February 8, 2024 at the 48 annual Fond du Lac Citywide Spelling Bee.

By the start of the 3rd round, 2/3rds of the kids had already been eliminated. Four were left to start round five.

In the end it was runner-ups Trinity Barrett-Paap from Fond du Lac Christian School, Sam Polacek of Woodworth and Zaeron Zellner of St. Peters and the winner, Shishir Maddineni of Theisen Middle School. Maddineni won on the word Pariah.