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Schools

  • How will pre-K be financed?
    Allen County officials say they are waiting to see where future funding will come from for statewide prekindergarten now that Gov. Mike Pence has withdrawn an application for $80 million in federal funds.
  • For many, home is where the school is
    Michele Berkes-Adams tried several public and charter schools before she withdrew her 14-year-old son, Caedmon, and daughter, Delphi, 12, and started schooling them herself.“My son has Asperger’s.
  • Colleges’ interest in home-schoolers grows
    The academic performance of home-schoolers runs the gamut, said Robert Kunzman, managing director of the International Center for Home Education Research at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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Williams County spelling bee winners

Bryan Middle School

Isaac Bowers, grade 7, son of Bradley and Karin Bowers, spelled vengeance to win. Runner-up Jennifer Leitch, grade 5, daughter of Michelle and Barry Leitch.

Edgerton Elementary School

Joey Daly, grade 8, son of Angela Groff and Joe Daly, spelled convention to win. Runner-up Dominic Gigax, grade 6, daughter of Sherry Gigax-Schlie and Kevin Gigax.

Edon Northwest Local School

Travis Siebenaler, grade 7, son of Nancy Humphrey and Ty Siebenaler, spelled curriculum to win. Runner-up Carson Brandt, grade 7, son of Mike and Hayley Brandt.

Millcreek-West Unity Local School

Colleen Bell, grade 8, daughter of Kristy and Jim Bell, spelled souvenir to win. Runner-up Shelby Kuney, grade 8, daughter of Dell and Amy Kuney.

Montpelier School

Meili Leun

g, grade 8, daughter of Sherri Leung, spelled interrogative to win. Runner-up Lydia Grime, grade 6, daughter of Jamison and Jodi Grime.

North Central Local School

Trinity Leady, grade 7, daughter of Brent and Andrea Leady, spelled comportment to win. Runner-up Emily Eustace, grade 5, daughter of Trent and Rebecca Eustace.

St. Mary School

Madison Smith, grade 5, daughter of Brent and Heather Smith, spelled vegetable to win. Runner-up Madissen Fritch, grade 6, daughter of Lydia and Steven Fritch.

St. Patrick School

Delaney Miley, grade 8, daughter of Sean and Lea Miley, spelled vaporize to win. Runner-up Joey Kimble, grade 5, son of Robert and Becky Kimble.

Stryker High School

Gabriele Stuckey, grade 7, daughter of Steven and April Stuckey, spelled implicit to win. Runner-up Tricia Wolfrum, grade 8, daughter of Tamara Williams.

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