The 12th Annual Spelling Bee was held on Friday, December 8th, 2017. Twenty contestants, in grades 5-8, competed for the title of MMS Spelling Bee champion. Olivia Bodley, 5th grader, won the title plus a $25 gift certificate from The Bookshelf in Madeira. Charlie Manning, 7th grader, was named runner-up. The top five spelling bee students in each grade level were as follows: Braden Blackwelder, Charli Geary, Vivian Momper, Morgan Starr, Olivia Bodley, Caroline Harrison, Ava Mathews, Mateo Ramirez, Emma Rouse, Andrew Sampson, Ceana Crompton, Maryn Dubay, Olivia Heath, Charlie Manning, Milo Nelson, Henry Manning, Rene Polanco, Niklas Polanco, Christoff Spies, and Owen Tucker.