Spellbound Smith ’22 Represents M-I-C-D-S

We hereby declare Ryan Connor Smith ’22 is officially a master wordsmith as he spelled his way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year.

During the national competition, Ryan correctly spelled “adjudicative” to make it to the 2nd day of competition. On day two he correctly spelled his word in round two, but was eliminated in round three. Overall, Ryan tied for 323rd place. We think that’s pretty incredible, especially considering approximately 11 million students start the process nationally at the classroom level. Congrats, master wordsmith Ryan!

“The feat of the winning the school bee at MICDS might sound small, but it was the stepping stone for so many great things,” Ryan said. “It led to me going to the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year which was larger than life and a dream come true.”