Swiss Memorial Elementary School’s 2017 Spelling Bee was their biggest yet with thirty-nine participants. Of those thirty-nine, Brayden McBee, eighth grade, won first place for the fourth year in a row. Erik Andrews, sixth grade, placed second. Aly Cummings, eighth grade, came in third; Ethan Meeks, sixth grade, was the fourth place winner; and Adam Borne, fourth grade, placed fifth. The first and second alternates are Ethan Panter and Chelsea Smith.