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Area spelling bee winners

March 9, 2019

Adams County

Adams Central Elementary

Ethan Crockett, Grade 5, son of Brian and June Crockett, spelled “recognition” to win. Runner-up: Deryk Johnson.

Adams Central Middle School

Taylor Pickford, Grade 7, son of James and Joletta Jones, spelled “obsidian” to win. Runner-up: Trenton Jesionowski.

Bellmont Elementary

Abigail Wolfe, Grade 5, daughter of Scott and Andrea Wolfe, spelled “penalty” to win. Runner-up: Easton Curtis.

Bellmont Middle School

Macie Morehouse, Grade 8, daughter of Andrew and Kristie Morehouse, spelled “chilblains” to win. Runner-up: Katelyn Bieberich.

South Adams Middle School

Olivia Rhoades, Grade 8, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Rhoades, spelled “ricotta” to win. Runner-up: Corrine Calapan.

St. Joseph School

Trinity Burelison, Grade 8, daughter of Ryan and Amanda Burelison, spelled “bronchitis” to win. Runner-up: Matthew Smitley.

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School

Taylor Louis, Grade 7, daughter of Greg and Karen Louis, spelled “garrison” to win. Runner-up: Henry Kuklehan.

Zion Lutheran School

Hayden Huss, Grade 6, son of Korey and Jennifer Huss, spelled “writhing” to win. Runner-up: Ben Mendoza.

Allen County

Aboite Elementary

Isaac Schroeder, Grade 5, son of Brook and Deb Schroeder, spelled “electrolysis” to win. Runner-up: Luis Pantjo.

Arcola Elementary

Carly Linnemeier, Grade 5, daughter of Jill and Adam Linnemeier, spelled “homily” to win. Runner-up: Samuel Lovell.

Ascension Lutheran School

Isabella Bush, Grade 6, daughter of Jennifer and David Bush, spelled “buckeye” to win. Runner-up: Brea Harris.

Blackhawk Christian School

Liliana Bair, Grade 4, daughter of Andrea Bair, spelled “promenade” to win. Runner-up: Mallory Brubaker.

Canterbury School

Chloe Park, Grade 7, daughter of Hong Kuen Park and Mi Hwa Lee, spelled “legacy” to win. Runner-up: Anya Ramrakhiani.

Carroll Middle School

Hadley Snell, Grade 7, daughter of Mona Snell, spelled “endeavor” to win. Runner-up: Elena Cornelson.

Cedar Canyon Elementary

Doreen Adjei, Grade 5, daughter of Frank Adjei and Deborah Abailey, spelled “sumptuous” to win. Runner-up: Edward Ng.

Central Lutheran School

Adrianna Germann, Grade 7, daughter of Angela Germann, spelled “acclamations” to win. Runners-up: Jayce Galenski, Alexis Carvajahl.

Concordia Lutheran School 

Maxwell Wiler, Grade 7, son of Thomas and Christina Wiler, spelled “stalk” to win. Runner-up: Abigail Simpson.

Covington Elementary School

Domenica Casini, Grade 5, daughter of Gianna Casini and Michael Casini, spelled “percussion” to win. Runner-up: Sophie James.

Croninger Elementary

Gabriana Schoenle, Grade 5, daughter of Kim and Jeff Schoenle, spelled “fugitive” to win. Runner-up: Kennedy Hannie. 

Deer Ridge Elementary

Alex MacDonald, Grade 5, son of Greg and Sandi MacDonald, spelled “sprouted” to win. Runner-up: Alayna Baker.

Eel River Elementary

Samantha Merkler, Grade 4, daughter of Christen and Thomas Merkler, spelled “prevaricate” to win. Runner-up: Alexander Hukalo.

Emmanuel-St. Michael School

Kendrick Marcum, Grade 8, son of Katrina Marcum, spelled “diabolical” to win. Runner-up: Steven Essex.

Emmaus Lutheran School

David Milliman, Grade 7, son of Greg and Kristin Milliman, spelled “relinquish” to win. Runner-up: Maya Racz.

Fairfield Elementary 

Lola Talamantes, Grade 5, daughter of Stephanie Shaffer, spelled “universe” to win. Runner-up: Aerial Humphrey.

Fort Wayne Area Home-schoolers

Kaitlyn Knisley, Grade 5, daughter of Jeff and Heather Knisley, spelled “kelpies” to win. Runner-up: Hannah Affholter.

Haley Elementary

Will Meeks, Grade 5, son of Lindsay Butler and Martha Mostyn, spelled “flail” to win. Runner-up: Everest Richardson.

Harlan Christian School

Austin Snyder, Grade 8, son of Tony and Melissa Snyder, spelled “galactic” to win. Runner-up: Heather Beerbower.

Harris Elementary

Mustafa Jally, Grade 5, son of Ahmed Jally and Randa Mohammedain, spelled “qualify” to win. Runner-up: Jackson Newland.

Heritage Elementary

Greyson Mullins, Grade 6, son of Jennifer and Casey Mullins, spelled “nicety” to win. Runner-up: Erika Sorg.

Holy Cross Lutheran School

Trennon Chavez, Grade 5, son of Stephanie Chavez, spelled “chloroform” to win. Runner-up: Chymin Van Meter.

Jefferson Middle School

Jordan DeJesus, Grade 7, son of Deborah and Javier DeJesus, spelled “fugitive” to win. Runner-up: Curtez Gentry.

Kekionga Middle School

Khristian Bolton, Grade 6, son of Amber Perkins, spelled “furled” to win. Runner-up: Olivia Worthman.

Lafayette Meadows Elementary

Abrey Miller, Grade 4, daughter of Molly and Ty Miller, spelled “wastrels” to win.

Lincoln Elementary

Yinhnit Htoo, Grade 5, daughter of Thin Htoo, spelled “temporary” to win. Runner-up: Audra Haughey.

Lutheran South Unity School

Jorge Herrera, Grade 7, son of Tamika and Jorge Herrera, spelled “sepia” to win. Runner-up: Annalyse King.

Maple Creek Middle School

Isabelle Tappy, Grade 7, daughter of Erin and Matt Tappy, spelled “endorphin” to win. Runner-up: Ervin Fu.

Most Precious Blood Catholic School

Margaret Wheeler, Grade 6, daughter of Martin and Melissa Wheeler, spelled “particle” to win. Runner-up: Ana Quinn.

Northwood Middle School

Ethan Gruber, Grade 8, son of Jennifer and Mark Gruber, spelled “duarchy” to win. Runner-up: Layla Gumina.

Our Lady School

Lillian Keiffer, Grade 7, daughter of Heath and Stacey Keiffer, spelled “chloroform” to win. Runner-up: Isaac Oberhausen.

Perry Hill Elementary

Evan Yoder, Grade 5, son of Glenda and Andrew Yoder, spelled “cliches” to win. Runner-up: Lucas Weidner.

Portage Middle School

Damarion Cooper, Grade 6, son of Rondrea Taylor, spelled “mission” to win. Runner-up: Josie Burton.

Price Elementary

Lyndsey Reinhart, Grade 5, daughter of Nora and Donald Arbuckle, spelled “sprouted” to win. Runner-up: Korbynn Butler.

Queen of Angels Catholic School

Jimena DeLira-Quintana, Grade 6, daughter of Jose DeJesus DeLira and Lorena Quintana, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Christian Lozada.

St. Charles Borromeo School

Savannah Copeland, Grade 8, daughter of Amy and Charles Copeland, spelled “promenade” to win. Runner-up: Brady Meyer.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

Joseph Hill, Grade 8, son of Andrea and Brian Hill, spelled “preamble” to win. Runner-up: Genevieve Cicchiello. 

St. John the Baptist School, Fort Wayne

Gianna Eyrich, Grade 8, daughter of Rachael and Chad Eyrich, spelled “hallucinations” to win. Runner-up: Nathan Heflin.

St. Joseph Hessen Cassel

Skyler Hall, Grade 8, son of Dawn and Gary Hall, spelled “supposedly” to win. Runner-up: Cooper Naatz.

St. Jude Elementary

Seth Schiffli, Grade 8, son of Jason and Elizabeth Schiffli, spelled “salutation” to win. Runner-up: Sean Davenport.

St. Louis Academy

Cecilia Schipper, Grade 6, daughter of Elizabeth and Andrew Schipper, spelled “culprits” to win. Runner-up: Dylan Hoffman.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School

Cameron Cage, Grade 8, son of Peter and Patty Cage, spelled “execrations” to win. Runner-up: Carmarion Craig.

St. Peter’s Lutheran School

Ben Bentz, Grade 7, son of Jack and Wendy Bentz, spelled “relinquish” to win. Runner-up: Jack Habegger.

St. Vincent DePaul School

Catherine Row, Grade 6, daughter of Helen and Jason Row, spelled “juniper” to win. Runner-up: Addison Fish.

Summit Middle School

Elena Matyas, Grade 7, daughter of Nichole and Aaron Matyas, spelled “hydrogen” to win. Runner-up: Elizabeth Murotani.

Towles Intermediate Montessori School

Moe Gangaw, Grade 7, daughter of Tin Mama Oo and Thein Moe, spelled “pronounce” to win. Runner-up: Zephaniah Lepper.

Whispering Meadows Elementary

Adrien Evilsizor, Grade 5, son of Craig Evilsizor, spelled “champion” to win. Runner-up: Carson Hamman.

Woodburn Lutheran School

Adam Marsee, Grade 8, son of Chris and Robyn Marsee, spelled “Kleenex” to win. Runner-up: Luke Wells.

Woodlan Elementary

Kollten Holliday, Grade 5, son of Kathryn and Bryan Conrad, spelled “juniper” to win. Runner-up: Emily Beckman.

Woodside Middle School

Madeline Phuong, Grade 8, daughter of Loi and  Jennifer Phuong, spelled “ligatures” to win. Runner-up: Harnoor Kaur.

Defiance County

Ayersville Elementary

Maddox Bradford, Grade 6, son of Holly Edwards and Shawn Bradford, spelled “sepia” to win. Runner-up: Jayden Litchfield.

Ayersville Middle School

Jenna Brown, Grade 8, daughter of Craig and Kristi Brown, spelled “buzzard” to win. Runner-up: Abe DeLano.

Defiance Elementary

Christopher Brinkman, Grade 5, son of Ben and Mairi Brinkman, spelled “pouted” to win. Runner-up: Kamryn Frederick.

Defiance Middle School

Luke Walz, Grade 7, son of Steve and Lindsey Walz, spelled “juniper” to win. Runner-up: Lydia Fernandez.

Fairview Elementary

Landon Clemens, Grade 5, son of Stacey and Ronald J Clemens, spelled “redundancy” to win. 

Fairview Middle School

Ava Breyman, Grade 7, daughter of Tim and Brittany Breyman, spelled “universe” to win. Runner-up: Kayla Mavis.

Hicksville Jr.-Sr. High School

Austin Sanders, Grade 6, son of Mitzi and Matt Sanders, spelled “humanitarian” to win. Runner-up: Wyatt Sanders.

St. John Lutheran School

Levi Goff, Grade 6, son of Chad and Carla Goff, spelled “champion” to win. Runner-up: Wyatt Feller.

Tinora Elementary

Marisa Raimonde, Grade 5, daughter of Jon and Beth Raimonde, spelled “scrunched” to win. Runner-up: Jasiah Rivera.

Tinora Junior High School

Gabriel Brych, Grade 7, son of George and Alexandra Brych, spelled “vocational” to win. Runner-up: D.J. Rath.

DeKalb County

Butler Elementary

Eliza Collins, Grade 5, daughter of Jennifer Poper, spelled “fugitive” to win. Runner-up: Brighton McPherson.

Country Meadow Elementary

Luke Merritt, Grade 5, son of Derek and Christina Merritt, spelled “infinity” to win. Runner-up: Adia Eggering.

DeKalb Middle School

Riley White, Grade 8, daughter of Curtis and Patches White, spelled “irked” to win. Runner-up: Brady Long.

Eastside Jr.-Sr. High School

Paige Fuhrman, Grade 7, daughter of Tanya and Derek Fuhrman, spelled “migratory” to win. Runner-up: Jaelyn Cook.

Garrett Middle School 

Grace Combs, daughter of Wayne and Connie Malcolm, spelled “garbanzo” to win. Runner-up: Jonas Stickler.

McKenney-Harrison Elementary

Audrey Bigelow, Grade 5, daughter of Andrew and Ashley Bigelow, spelled “hoisted” to win. Runner-up: Dylan Poe.

Ober Elementary

Landon Egly, Grade 5, son of Kelly and David Egly, spelled “relics” to win. Runner-up: Deziree Arnett. 

Riverdale Elementary

David Lieb, Grade 6, son of Rebecca and David Lieb Sr., spelled “espionage” to win. Runner-up: McKenna Spencer.

Watson Elementary

Makenna Hutter, Grade 5, daughter of Kristen Hall and Jason Hutter, spelled “creatures” to win. Runner-up: Carson Culbertson.

St. Joseph School

Lizzie Buchs, Grade 6, daughter of Jenny and Chad Buchs, spelled “dissertation” to win. Runner-up: Shayna Nodine.

Waterloo Elementary

Zaydyn Keller, Grade 5, son of Nycole Wilkinson, spelled “shavings” to win. Runner-up: Rialynn Hakey.

Huntington County

Andrews Elementary

Kyler Dennis, Grade 5, son of Brandi Dennis and David Landrum, spelled “dervishes” to win. Runner-up: Jaiden Kirk.

Crestview Middle School

Spencer Blackburn, Grade 7, son of Kevin and Evie Blackburn. Spelled “lobelia” to win. Runner-up: Isabella Nieman.

Flint Springs Elementary

Jozaphine Nieman, Grade 5, daughter of Lindsey Nieman and Zach Brannan, spelled “galleon” to win. Runner-up: Foster Williams.

Horace Mann Elementary

Lynnsey Degitz, Grade 5, daughter of Russ and Amy Degitz, spelled “dollop” to win. Runner-up: Mason Downey.

Huntington Catholic School

Dominic Bryant, Grade 8, son of Terrie and Mark Bryant, spelled “conservatory” to win. Runner-up: Adam Holzinger.

Lincoln Elementary

Hayden Wilkins, Grade 5, daughter of Ruth Hyser and Kenneth Wilkins, spelled “fulcrum” to win. Runner-up: Chase Moore.

Riverview School

Evan Garrison, Grade 6, son of Michael and Tiffany Garrison, spelled “cavernous” to win. 

Roanoke Elementary

Josiah Smith, Grade 5, son of Davin and Ella Smith, spelled “doffing” to win. Runner-up: Sawyer Teusch.

Salamonie School

Dalton Stephan, Grade 5, son of Chad and Erica Stephan, spelled “plight” to win. Runner-up: Jakira Morris.

Kosciusko County

Akron Elementary

Cassie Rich, Grade 5, daughter of Jason and Anna Rich, spelled “ruefully” to win. Runner-up: Jack Parker.

Claypool Elementary

Izamaya Velazquez, Grade 5, daughter of Karen Gingerich and Arturo Velazquez, spelled “recognition” to win. Runner-up: Kaleb Kline.

Edgewood Middle School

Var Bobba, Grade 7, son of Aravinda and Kalpana Bobba, spelled “oleander” to win. Runner-up: Keerthika Sathish.

Eisenhower Elementary

Melayna Howett, Grade 5, daughter of Noel and Angie Howett, spelled “writhing” to win. Runner-up: Ameliah Brander.

Harrison Elementary

Ishita Pandey, Grade 6, daughter of Vinay and Rashmi Pathak, spelled “sumptuous” to win. Runner-up: Paavan Dave.

Jefferson Elementary

Christopher Banghart, Grade 6, son of Ruth and Jason Banghart, spelled “noisy” to win. Runner-up: Drew Sutter.

Lakeview Middle School

Grace Ganser, Grade 7, daughter of Thomas and Michele Ganser, spelled “lobelia” to win. Runner-up: Deaglan Gardner.

Leesburg Elementary

Jenet Leyva Solis, Grade 6, daughter of Salvador and Maria Leyva, spelled “culprits” to win. Runner-up: Jillian Glaze.

Lincoln Elementary

Titiksha Gorhe, Grade 5, daughter of Devendra and Pradnya Gorhe, spelled “belligerent” to win. Runner-up: Mydin Burgher.

Madison Elementary

Cole Koontz, Grade 6, son of Jerry and Maxin Koontz, spelled “mockingly” to win. Runner-up: Taya Perry.

Mentone Elementary 

Harvey Hayes, Grade 5, son of Terra and Harvey “Butch” Hayes, spelled “loaf” to win. Runner-up: Lindsay Petersen.

Milford School Grades 5-6

Joseph Harper, Grade 6, son of Ryan and Candice Harper, spelled “obsidian” to win. Runner-up: Evan Byler.

Milford School Grades 7-8

Emma Jackson, Grade 7, daughter of Eric and Amanda Jackson, spelled “pectoral” to win. Runner-up: Talan Longmire.

North Webster Elementary

Ashley Wake, Grade 5, daughter of Jill and Scott Wake, spelled “apprehend” to win. Runner-up: Lucas Goff.

Pierceton Elementary

Cale Bennett, Grade 6, son of Megan and Walter Bennett, spelled “gondolier” to win. Runner-up: Taylor Long.

Sacred Heart Elementary

Jackson Polk, Grade 6, son of Katie and Christopher Polk, spelled “hollow” to win. Runner-up: Alexander Pfefferkorn.

Syracuse Elementary

Mia Hodgson, Grade 5, daughter of Amy Hodgson, spelled “antagonism” to win. Runner-up: Lucy Comer. 

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Kada Cornett, Grade 6, daughter of Sherry and Chad Morgan, spelled “ruefully” to win. Runner-up: Ashaya Martinez.

Warsaw Christian School

Luke Smith, Grade 5, son of Seth and Jolean Smith, spelled “indelible” to win. Runner-up: Gaby Basalo.

Washington Elementary

Mark Mills, Grade 6, son of Nicole and Mark Mills, spelled “fulcrum” to win. Runner-up: Ipshita Singh.

LaGrange County

Lakeland Middle School

Xai Leu, Grade 7, son of Wanda and Mark Leu, spelled “percussion” to win. Runner-up: Alicia Helmuth.

Lima-Brighton Elementary

Seth Halsey, Grade 5, son of Robert and Cassandra Halsey, spelled “Venus” to win. Runner-up: Deagan Maggard.

Parkside Elementary

Garrett Pieri, Grade 5, son of Crystal and Aaron Pieri, spelled “scratched” to win. Runner-up: Aurora Sweet.

Prairie Heights Middle School

Justin Bechler, Grade 8, son of Jim and Lisa Bechler, spelled “humanitarian” to win. Runner-up: Kyran Meek. 

Westview Elementary

Erika Yoder, Grade 6, daughter of Richard and Melinda Yoder, spelled “planetarium” to win. Runner-up: Mason Clark. 

Westview Jr.-Sr. High School

Hope Welsh, Grade 7, daughter of Andrea and Rick Welsh, spelled “conquering” to win. Runner-up: Linda Mullett.

Wolcott Mills Elementary

Noah Tropp, Grade 5, son of Elizabeth and Christopher Tropp, spelled “dangle” to win. Runner-up: Cassidy Bougher.

Noble County

Central Noble Elementary

Brody Williams, Grade 5, son of Willmar Williams, spelled “gondolier” to win. Runner-up: Jalayna Winebrenner.

Central Noble Middle School

Alex Rittenberg, Grade 6, son of Brian and Tracey Rittenberg, spelled “clavicle” to win. Runner-up: Alexander Skinner.

St. John Lutheran School

Christian Heileman, Grade 8, son of Mark and Bethany Heileman, spelled “alabaster” to win. Runner-up: Aowyn Myers.

St. Mary School

Angelyn Nguyen, Grade 7, daughter of John Nguyen and Kelly Le, spelled “pharynx” to win. Runner-up: Kenny Vo.

West Noble Middle School

Grant Flora, Grade 8, son of Mike and Jennifer Flora, spelled “Xanadu” to win. Runner-up: Josh Ness.

Paulding County

Antwerp Elementary

Keira Spyker, Grade 4, daughter of Sharon and Anthony Spyker, spelled “beneath” to win. Runner-up: Briley Bagley.

Antwerp Middle School

Madisyn Peters, Grade 6, daughter of Charie and Brad Peters, spelled “diminutive” to win. Runner-up: Jessica Thornell.

Christian Home Educators of Paulding County

Trina Wiegand, Grade 7, daughter of Nathan and Cheryl Wiegand, spelled “dervishes” to win. Runner-up: Kate McIntosh.

Divine Mercy Elementary

Caleb Cox, Grade 5, son of Elizabeth and Joshua Cox, spelled “perish” to win. Runner-up: Kyle Sutton.

Grover Hill Elementary

Jarrett Jewell, Grade 6, son of Richard and Amanda Jewell, spelled “cliches” to win. Runner-up: Anna Meraz.

Oakwood Elementary

Max Stork, Grade 6, son of Jenni and Nick Stork, spelled “resemble” to win. Runner-up: Jonah Cohan.

Paulding Elementary 

Olivia Franklin, Grade 5, daughter of Chris and Linda Franklin, spelled “beneath” to win. Runner-up: Teegan Cameron.

Paulding Middle School 

Sarah Wong, Grade 7, daughter of Terence and Luci Wong, spelled “percussion” to win. Runner-up: Kurtis Bauer.

Payne Elementary 

Alicia Bahena, Grade 5, daughter of Katrina and Ramiro Bahena, spelled “glands” to win. Runner-up:Kaden Wilcox.

Wayne Trace High School

Josh Shelton, Grade 8, son of Greg and Kerry Shelton, spelled “percussion” to win. Runner-up: Dylan Hildebrand.

Steuben County

Angola Middle School

Mohammed Tariq, Grade 8, son of Mahmood Tariq and Fozia Kousar, spelled “chivalrous” to win. 

Carlin Park Elementary

Nabeeha Kazi, Grade 5, daughter of Haseeb and Samreen Kazi, spelled “hilarious” to win. Runner-up: Brooklyn Foulk.

Fremont Middle School

Brody Foulk, Grade 7, son of Alyshia and Jacob Kinsey, spelled “humanitarian” to win. Runner-up: Taylor Dennis.

Hendry Park Elementary

Jordan Taylor, Grade 5, son of Jake and Laura Taylor, spelled “wastrels” to win. 

Pleasant Lake Elementary

Parker DeLaney, Grade 5, son of David and Carla DeLaney, spelled “banishment” to win. Runner-up: Grady Hoover.

Ryan Park Elementary

Laylah Ali, Grade 5, daughter of Ali Hatem, spelled “fiddle-faddle” to win. Runner-up: Luke Faramelli.

Van Wert County

Crestview Elementary

Caroline Marks, Grade 5, daughter of Ashley and Craig Marks, spelled “griddle” to win. Runner-up: Rylie Gallaway.

Crestview Middle School

Wesyn Ludwig, Grade 8, son of Stephanie and Ken Reinhart, spelled “diffidence” to win. Runner-up:Olivia Ramos.

Lincolnview Elementary

Bennett Kill, Grade 6, son of Michael and Sarah Kill, spelled “flair” to win. Runner-up: Case Young.

LincolnviewJr.-Sr. High School

Parker McKenzie, Grade 8, son of Joni Cully, spelled “penalty” to win. Runner-up:Jacob Grubb.

St. Mary of the Assumption School

Madelyn Berryman, Grade 6, daughter of Craig and Dawn Berryman, spelled “fugitive” to win. Runner-up: Tyce McClain.

Van Wert Elementary

Catherine Kramer, Grade 5, daughter of Matthew and Mary Kramer, spelled “solely” to win. Runner-up: Phillip Burker.

Van Wert Middle School, Grade 6

Aaron Reichert, son of Gary and Julia Reichert, spelled “plaster” to win.

Van Wert Middle School, Grade 7

Lyndsey Heath, daughter of Julie and Brian Tinnel and Kevin Heath, spelled “factory” to win.

Van Wert Middle School, Grade 8

Erin Schaufelberger, daughter of Matthew and Julie Schaufelberger, spelled “guidance” to win. 

Wabash County

Manchester Intermediate School 

Levi Bordeaux, Grade 6, son of Kelly and Timothy Bordeaux, spelled “sagacity” to win. Runner-up: Alexander Weaver.

Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School

Alexa Weaver, Grade 7, daughter of Adam and Amber Weaver, spelled “optometry” to win. Runner-up: Zaine Louvier.

Sharp Creek Elementary

Mason Lyons, Grade 5, son of Amanda and Jason Lyons, spelled “abolition” to win. Runner-up: Neil Long.

Southwood Elementary

Elijah Boone, Grade 6, son of Phil and Shelly Boone, spelled “flecks” to win. Runner-up: Connor Clifton.

St. Bernard Elementary

Zak Boswell, Grade 5, son of Jim and Michelle Boswell, spelled “custody” to win. Runner-up: Bridget Bailey.

Wabash Middle School

David Ford, Grade 8, son of Steve and Lisa Ford, spelled “alleviate” to win. Runner-up: Devin Coffman.

Wells County

Bethlehem Lutheran School

Grace Oden, Grade 7, daughter of Nick and Jenny Oden, spelled “penalty” to win. Runner-up: David Wurschmidt. 

Bluffton-Harrison Middle School 

Madison Smith, Grade 7, daughter of Aaron Smith and Ashley Coleman, spelled “velveteen” to win. Runner-up: Evie Schantz.

Kingdom Academy

Corinne Isch, Grade 6, daughter of Aaron and Rachel Isch, spelled “immune” to win. Runner-up: Georgia Leyse.

Lancaster Central School

Abby Wagner, Grade 5, daughter of Ben and Jenny Wagner, spelled “fugitive” to win. Runner-up: Brady Smith.

Norwell Middle School

Jared White, Grade 8, son of Jesse and Jason White, spelled “frippery” to win. Runner-up: Ethan Ottinger.

Oak ViewElementary 

Zaraab Habib, Grade 5, son of Sharmila Chowdhury and Tanvir Habib, spelled “sagacity” to win. Runner-up: Urayoan Figueroa-Mercado.

Ossian Elementary

Macayla Dalman, Grade 5, daughter of Brittany Dalman, spelled “resemble” to win. Runner-up: Samantha Evans.

Southern Wells Elementary

Lexie Fiechter, Grade 5, daughter of Jessica and Todd Fiechter, spelled “dormer” to win. Runner-up: Ava Adkins.

Whitley County

ChurubuscoElementary

Wyatt Overdeer, Grade 5, son of Adam and Lorna Overdeer, spelled “shavings” to win. Runner-up: William Egly.

Coesse School

Brie Montel, Grade 5, daughter of Libby and Jeffery Montel, spelled “irked” to win. Runner-up: Ben Iyer.

Indian Springs Middle School

Xavier Alarie, Grade 8, son of Jill Allard and Renel Alarie, spelled “danceable” to win. Runner-up: Noble Hinen.

Little Turtle Elementary 

Cecelia Noonan, Grade 5, daughter of Connie and Shane Noonan, spelled “resemble” to win. Runners-up: Audree Johnson, Josh Eberly.

Mary Raber Elementary

Caspian Love, Grade 5, son of Melany and Michael Love, spelled “mirror” to win. Runner-up: Ryleigh Krill.

Northern Heights Elementary

Sadie Ward, Grade 5, daughter of Heather and Ryan Ward, spelled “abolition” to win. Runner-up: Alivia Trier.

South Whitley Elementary

Cliff Hawkins, Grade 6, son of Connie and Dan Hawkins, spelled “diminutive” to win. Runner-up: Ciera Leughmyer.

Williams County

Bryan Middle

Josie Zimmerman, Grade 8, daughter of Melissa and Zane Zimmerman, spelled “exposition” to win. Runner-up: Drew Dauber.

Edgerton Elementary

Alexis Vermillion, Grade 7, daughter of Debra and Daniel Vermillion, spelled “extricates” to win. Runner-up: Joel Stiver.

Edon Elementary 

Skylar Osborn, Grade 7, son of Josie Reitzel and Jody Osborn, spelled “allegory” to win. Runner-up: Ahlia Peterson.

Millcreek-West Unity Local School

Cade Brenner, Grade 7, son of Kasey and Derek Brenner, spelled “espionage” to win. Runner-up: Kristopher Hansen.

Montpelier High School

Madelyn Hopper, Grade 6, daughter of Bryan and Carolyn Hopper, spelled “irked” to win. Runner-up: Olivia Stefanelli.

North Central Elementary

Aiden Walz, Grade 8, son of Ashley and Aaron Walz, spelled “banishment” to win. Runner-up: Sam Moore.

St. Mary School

Cole Huard, Grade 5, son of Sara and Tony Huard, spelled “conquering” to win. Runner-up: Casey Everetts.

St. Patrick School

Sabineh Krukowski-Ortiz, Grade 7, daughter of Kimberly Krukowski and Marco Ortiz, spelled “Quetzal” to win. Runner-up: Cole Pittman.

Stryker Local School

Kierstyn Crosser, Grade 7, daughter of Lacey and Ron Crosser, spelled “frippery” to win. Runner-up: Andrew Batterson.