Awards Spelled Out for State Fair Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/17/2019) (readMedia)-- The top youth spellers from across the region put their skills to the test in the Spelling Bee, held Friday, August 9, at the Iowa State Fair.

Complete results follow:

Grades 1 and 2

1) Gage Infanger, Council Bluffs

2) Sam Vahanian, West Des Moines

3) Chris Li, Ankeny

Grades 3 and 4

1) William Manatt, Brooklyn

2) Max Engelbrecht, Bondurant

3) Avery Buck, State Center

Grades 5 and 6

1) Jaxson Moats, Hampton

2) Aurelia Roundabush, Brooklyn

3) Maya Aalderks, Cedar Falls


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit