"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sam 5th Grade City Spelling Champ!

Whoo hoo! Way to go, Sam! We are so proud of you for being the 5th grade city Spelling Bee Champ today! Sam is pictured with KXMC's Anchor Jim Olson, who is also the spelling bee announcer.

Not only were you the 5th Grade champ, you were awesome in the spell-down ending up in the top 10 spellers--who were mostly 7th & 8th Graders!

Way to go, Sam, following in Sissy's footsteps!


  1. Yhea,for you Sam~ way to go!
    I love reading about other parents brags!Thanks for sharing :0)

  2. Thanks for the comment, Alysha. We say Sam is "samwiched" in the middle. So we are excited for his very own accolades! So thank you!

  3. U R a gud spelar!
    Just kidding! I'm proud of my nephew!!!
    Way to go!!!
    Aunt Karla

  4. Congratulations, Sam! We read about you in the Minot Daily (also caught a quick glimpse of you and your dad on the TV that night.) This is a high achievement, and Cindy & I know that you will go far in life, academically AND otherwise! We're blessed to call you an aquaintance and friend.
    -Mike & Cindy Milkey