Local Students Take Part In Annual Fulton County Spelling Bee


The annual Fulton County Spelling Bee was held on February 4th in a room packed with over 200 individuals listening to Archbold Elementary principal Dorothy Lambert call out words such as tapioca, corgi and fallacy.

The Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC) in Archbold served as the host site for the event. Thirty-eight students from Archbold, Evergreen, Fayette, Pike-Delta-York, Pettisville, Evergreen, Swanton, Wauseon Exempted and Holy Trinity Catholic schools competed.

The overall school building winners from grades four through eight competed at the county event with the hope of advancing to the regional bee in Toledo. The top three finishers for each grade were awarded plaques to commemorate their achievement. All students received ribbons and certificates of participation.

This year’s spelling bee was sponsored by The Farmers and Merchants State Bank. The event was coordinated by Stacey Parrish, Education Consultant, for the NwOESC. The five winning students move on to The Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee at Owens Community College on March 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

The results for the evening for grades four through eight are as follows-Grade 4 Winner: Katelyn Liechty – Archbold Elementary School; Grade 5 Winner: Ryan Bishop – Pettisville Elementary School; Grade 6 Winner: Emma Krukowski – Archbold Middle School; Grade 7 Winner: Jordan Bailey – Swanton Middle School; Grade 8 Winner: Maria Shema – Wauseon Middle School

GRADE FOUR PLACERS … Second Place – Alex Boothby, First Place – Katelyn Liechty, Third Place – Hannah Tedrow.

FIFTH GRADE PLACERS … Third Place – Blaney Huffman, First Place – Ryan Bishop, Second Place – Mia Barajas.

SIXTH GRADE PLACERS … Second Place – JT Barkhimer, First Place – Emma Krukowski, Third Place – Lauren Bettinger.

SEVENTH GRADE PLACERS … Third Place – Emily VanDenBerghe, First Place – Jordan Bailey, Second Place – Hannah Damaske.

EIGHT GRADE PLACERS … Second Place – Kyle Hageman, First Place – Maria Shema, Third Place – Sam Pace.



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