The Malta Middle School Spelling Bee was held on February 1st, 2022. The champion speller was Kael Young and the runner-up was Renzey Raymond. Other finalists to compete in the Phillips County Bee which will be held in Whitewater on Wednesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. are Dawson Hammond, Courtney Merriman, and Finn Witmer. Alternates are TJ Siewing and Jeremy Scott. Front Row left to right- Kael Young, Renzey Raymond, Dawson Hammond, Courtney Merriman, and Finn Witmer. Back row left to right-Jeremy Scott and TJ Siewing. Photo by Shyla Clausen.