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Van Wert county spelling bee winners

Crestview Elementary School

Madalyn Ward, grade 5, daughter of Jason and Sarah Ward, spelled glimmer to win. Runner-up Caylib Pruett, grade 5, son of Bobie Pruett.

Crestview Junior High School

Derek Stout, grade 7, son of Rodney and Paula Stout, spelled angular to win. Runner-up Alyssa Fegley, grade 8, daughter of Fred and Julie Fegley.

Goedde 5th Grade School

Angelina Haller, grade 5, daughter of Jody and Lisa Haller, spelled patient to win. Runner-up Tanner Barnhart, grade 5, son of Brent and Stacia Barnhart.

Lincolnview Elementary School

Brayden Langdon, grade 6, daughter of Matt and Trina Langdon, spelled incredible to win. Runner-up Sterling Ridgon, grade 6, son of James and Jennifer Rigdon.

Lincolnview Junior-Senior High School

Zania Hasty, grade 8, daughter of Tyla and Tony Mason and Brian and Barbie Buzard, spelled quirky to win. Runner-up Lainie Jones, grade 7, daughter of Eddie and Teresa Jones.

St. Mary Elementary School

Joseph Schaufelberger, grade 6, son of Matthew and Julie Schaufelberger, spelled transatlantic to win. Runner-up Alisha Terhark, grade 6, daughter of Jeffrey and Robin Terhark.

Van Wert Middle School Grade 8

Nick Motycka, grade 8, son of Trent and Carole Motycka, spelled incoherently to win. Runner-up Kayla Shinnaberry, grade 8, daughter of Tony Shinnaberry.

Van Wert Middle School Grade 7

Gabriella Van Horne, grade 7, daughter of Scott and Traci Whitcraft, spelled vaporize to win. Runner-up Samantha Shartzer, grade 7, daughter of Travis and Leah Shartzer.

Van Wert Middle School Grade 6

Najah Martin, grade 6, daughter of Stevee and Jai Martin, spelled formula to win. Runner-up Michaella Johnson, grade 6, daughter of Demond and Lisa Johnson.

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