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PHS Spell Bowl Team Qualifies for State

October 20, 2011

10/21/11 The PHS Spell Bowl  team has qualified for the 27th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Finals on November 12, 2011 at Purdue University!  The team advanced after winning a tiebreaker against John Glenn High School to claim first place in Area Competition. Both PHS and John Glenn accumulated overall scores of 71 which ranks first among class II schools and fourth overall statewide. Congratulations to Coach Amy Schmeltz and the PHS Spell Bowl Team and good luck at state competition.  Below are results from Area Competitions held throughout the state for the seven class II schools that will compete for the championship.

School Name


Regular Score

Plymouth High School Plymouth


John Glenn High School Walkerton


Gibson Southern High School Ft. Branch


South Vermillion High School Clinton


New Prairie High School New Carlisle


Danville Community High School Danville


Silver Creek High School Sellersburg




8:30-10:00      Registration and Team pictures taken

10:00-10:30    Coaches/proctors meeting – The purpose of the meeting is to review the rules and to confirm the proctoring assignments.

10:45               Introduction of teams and team competition – The emcee will start the competition by announcing teams as they stand in place in the auditorium.  Proctors will take their assigned seats.

1:30                 Awards ceremonies: 

Members of the Plymouth High School Spell Bowl Team are: Front Row: Kelsey Schnieders, Ashley Stokes, Pauline Dagaas, Grace Stokes, Abby Schumacher, Dana Hall, Allegra Davis, Tori Godwin Back Row: Cody Gamble, Angel Figueroa, Zach Mahan, Nate Mahan, Kurt Corsbie, Dakota Bradley.

Five near perfect spellers: Kurt Corbsie, Allegra Davis, Abby Schumacher, Zach Mahan, and Pauline Dagaas.  Nate Mahan was the only perfect speller.