The Tri Valley District Spelling Bee was held on January 19th at Nashport Elementary. Spellers from Tri Valley Middle School and all four elementary schools were in attendance. Spellers progressed from written and oral bees in their respective schools to the district bee. Forty-two spellers from grades 4-8 were invited to attend this year. Those students were presented with t-shirts from Pro-Stitch in Dresden and medals from Fineline.
Congratulations to the Top Speller, Matthew Rice, from Dresden Elementary and the Runner Up, Erica Lewis, from Tri Valley Middle School. These students completed 19 rounds of words! They were presented with trophies and savings accounts from Jeff Jordan with Park National Bank. The top spellers from each school will advance to an online test and the chance to compete in the regional spelling bee in Athens.
Special thanks to Patrick Hopkins (pronouncer), Amy Baughman (recorder), Christine Thornsley (judge), Katie Susil (judge), and Jeremy Cameron (judge).