1984 New Richmond Spelling Bee Program

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.