The District Five CYO Spelling Bee was held at St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, on April 7. Participating schools included St. Jerome's, McAdoo Catholic, SS. Peter and Paul of Lehighton, St. Joseph Regional Academy of Jim Thorpe and Our Lady of Angels Academy of Lansford. Contests were held for students in second, third, fourth and fifth grades.
Second grade winners were: Samantha Descallar of SS. Peter and Paul, first place; Blaise Mulen of McAdoo Catholic, second place; and Emma Morgans, St. Jerome's, third place.