The New Richmond School District was comprised of three elementary schools that fed into a single Middle and High School.
This Spelling Bee in 1984 would be among the first time non-athletes would meet other students from neighboring schools. I will never forget the first time I met someone who would later become a lifelong friend.
She stepped up to the microphone. “Hi my name is Jennifer Birkmeyer and I’m from Pierce Elementary, the best school in the midwest.” I immediately disliked her very much.
She also won this spelling bee. Looks like mom wrote in what word everyone misspelled on the back. That’s a dedicated parent!
Oh, I “designed” the program for the night.
Crayola marker and photocopier.