For the second consecutive year, Anna Kleist of Plum Point Middle is the champion of the 30th Calvert County Spelling Bee that was held on March 14, 2017 at Calvert High School.

Concluding an unprecedented twenty-four rounds, Anna correctly spelled the word “algorithm” to win the contest, which included forty-seven students from the six Calvert County public middle schools and two private schools.

Second place went to Sadie Storm, also of Plum Point Middle School. Both girls were coached by English language arts teacher Iris Schaecher.

Anna, an eighth grader, will represent Calvert County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.