Bonduel student competes in state spelling bee

NiCole R. Fischer

“Bonduel, Spelling Capital of Wisconsin” can be seen on a sign west of the village.

It’s a self-proclaimed name, but there could be a good reason. Bonduel Middle School eighth grade student Isaac Seefeldt made it to the state spelling bee held March 11 in Madison. He finished 36th out of 55 students after being knocked out on the word “Episcopal.”

Craig Ferch, Bonduel School District psychologist, said that students gathered in the halls before he left and applauded him, shaking his hands and wishing him luck.

“Even Deputy Nate Thornborrow, Bonduel schools resource officer, he gave Isaac a ride around the schools in the police car with the lights and sirens on,” Ferch said.

“It was kind of cool,” Seefeldt said. “It was nice that everyone made a big deal about it.”

“Bonduel School District is proud of Isaac making it to state representing Bonduel and doing so well.” Ferch said.

Spelling is a family affair, as Isaac’s sister, Gabby Seefeldt, in the fifth grade at Bonduel Elementary School, finished in first for the regional district spelling bee.

“We must get our good spelling from our dad,” Isaac Seefeldt said. “He is a good speller.”