Colonel Crawford’s Rachel Teynor wins county spelling bee


NEW WASHINGTON — Rachel Teynor, a seventh grader from Colonel Crawford Local Schools, is the Crawford County Spelling Bee Champion. Her winning word? Pavilion. It took 12 rounds for her to win. The runner-up was Maddy Martin, a sixth grader from St. Bernard School in New Washington.

Twenty-eight spellers competed in the bee Thursday evening at Buckeye Central Local Schools. Others rounding out the top spellers included Zachary Flood, eighth grader from Buckeye Central; Chris Palmer, seventh grader from Bucyrus; Emma Scott, eighth grader from Colonel Crawford; Lily Riddle, eighth grader, and Drake Moyer, seventh grader from Crestline; Jillian Capretta, sixth grader from Galion; Madeleine Weithman, seventh grader from St. Bernard; Drew Johnson, sixth grader, Emily Schuster, fifth grader, Lauren Ferguson, fifth grader, and Cassandra Kurek, seventh grader from Wynford.

Every speller received a certificate and the champion, and first runner-up received awards. Certificates and awards are provided by the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum.

The top qualifiers are invited to participate in the Tri-County Spelling Bee Mid-Ohio ESC, 890 W. Fourth St.in Mansfield on Feb.14 at 6:30 p.m. The alternate date is Feb.21.

The public is welcome to attend the spelling bee.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides high quality, cost-effective, specialized academic/ therapy support services and professional development for school districts in the Central Ohio Region. These include offering alternative educational options, preschool education and printing services, as well as conference center facilities.

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Staff report