Will Bautz wins St Clare spelling bee

Will Bautz (left) is pictured with his twin brother Luke (right), who he competed against in the spelling bee finals. (Submitted Photo)

O’FALLON –Last week, St Clare Catholic School held its annual fifth through eighth grade spelling bee. The finals were held on Friday, February 8, with sixth grade twin brothers Luke and Will Bautz heading into the third and final round of competition as the two finalists. This is the first time the school has had a set of twins compete against each other in the final competition.  

Will Bautz was declared the winner after correctly spelling the word “juxtapose”. His brother Luke was named the runner up. Will will go on to compete in the McKendree University Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 9.