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Richland County Crowns Spelling Bee Champ


Another successful Richland County Spelling Bee is in the books. After 10 rounds of competition, Addison Sigler, a sixth grader from Lexington Local Schools, is the Richland County Spelling Bee Champion with the winning word, eucalyptus. Justin Gibson, an eighth grader from Madison Local Schools, was runner-up. Fifty-four spellers competed in the bee held on January 16th at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC). Other students rounding out the top 12 spellers included:

Natalie Homes - 8
Drayton Berry - 8

St. Peter’s:
Camryn Beauford - 8
Jilianna Williams - 4 

Plymouth – Shiloh:
Melanee Madera - 8

Catie Reynolds - 8

Madison Local Schools:
Emalea Brown - 8
Sam Myers - 7
Adeline Ward - 8

Mansfield City Schools:
Raya Walter - 7

Every speller received a certificate, and the champion and first runner-up received awards. Certificates and awards were provided by the Mansfield News Journal. The top 12 qualifiers are invited to participate in the Tri-County Spelling Bee held at Mid-Ohio Conference Center on February 13 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the spelling bee. The conference center is located at 890 West Fourth Street in Mansfield.

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