Bucyrus students qualify for tri-county spelling bee


BUCYRUS – Three students from the Bucyrus City Schools will represent the district during the Tri-County Spelling Bee at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center on Feb. 9.

2017 Crawford County Spelling Bee Champion Alex Wion (8th grade) qualified when she correctly spelled “kinetic” to take the top spot in the county. Fourth grader Elizabeth Wilson and fifth grader Malia Posey finished in the Top 12 at the county competition to qualify for the next level.

“All of our students worked hard to prepare themselves for the Crawford County Spelling Bee,” said Gifted Coordinator Carrie Wood. “The district’s representatives have been preparing with their teachers and parents since the conclusion of the county spelling bee to help hone their spelling skills for the regional competition at MOESC Feb. 9.”

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Elizabeth Wilson, a fourth-grade student at Bucyrus Elementary School, will be one of three students representing the Bucyrus City School District during the 2017 Tri-County Spelling Bee at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center Feb. 9.

In addition to winning the county spelling bee, Alex Wion will represent Bucyrus in the Scripps Online Spelling Bee in hopes of qualifying for the Ohio Regional Bee.

“I want to congratulate all of our students for a strong showing at the county spelling bee,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “We wish our district’s representatives to the Tri-County Spelling Bee, Alex, Elizabeth and Malia, the best of luck in the competition.”

To learn more about the spelling bee program at Bucyrus, please contact Gifted Coordinator Carrie Wood at 419-562-6089.