Coaldale, Bowmanstown Students Win Spelling Bee
April 25, 1986|The Morning Call
Coaldale and Bowmanstown students were winners of last night's 10th annual Carbon County spelling bee held in the Lehighton Junior High School auditorium.
Christine Keer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keer of 202 E. High St., Coaldale, was the eighth-grade division winner and Heather Hartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hartz of 304 Ore St., Bowmanstown, was the seventh-grade winner of the bee sponsored by The Times-News, Lehighton.
Keer is a student at Our Lady of the Valley School, Lansford, and was the seventh-grade semifinalist last year. Hartz attends S.S. Palmer Middle School, Palmerton.
Keer spelled "attorney," which was misspelled by her opponent and went on to spell "shrubbery" to win her spelling bee.
Hartz correctly spelled "superintendent," after the word was misspelled and won with the correct spelling of “sabotage."
Lori Andrew, a Lehighton Junior High School student, gave the introductory remarks. Russell Miller, a junior high school reading teacher and school district language arts head, was the pronouncer. Miller introduced Dennis Serfass, a Lehighton faculty member who was bee coordinator for nine years.
Judges were Kim Laird of Panther Valley School District and Bobbie Pfingstler of Jim Thorpe Area School District. Paul Gimbel, a Lehighton Junior High School faculty member, was the timekeeper.