The 40th Annual Eel River Valley Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The students who won the FES Spelling Bee, grades 4-8, showed up with butterflies in their stomachs and spelling skills in their brains. Madison Petersen, Matthew Hansen, Derek Griffith, and Luke Evans represent Ferndale Elementary at it’s best putting their phoneme manipulation into action. In the end, Derek Griffith and Luke Evans took 2nd and 3rd place overall. Mr. Griffith, their English teacher was on pins and needles as they pass round after round. We are so proud of all of you!!