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Paulding County spelling bee winners

Antwerp Local School

Derek Reeb, grade 8, son of Eric and Denise Reeb, spelled integral to win. Runner-up Aidan McAlexander, grade 6, son of Nate and Jennifer McAlexander.

Christian Home Educators of Paulding County

Kennadi Foy, grade 8, daughter of Claudine and Mike Graham, spelled haughtiness to win. Runner-up Josi Hopkins, grade 7, daughter of Cris and Amy Hopkins.

Divine Mercy Elementary School

Kaleigh Thompson, grade 6, daughter of Amy and Jason Thompson, spelled reveal to win. Runner-up Grant Baumle, grade 6, son of Annette and Jack Baumle.

Oakwood Elementary School

Cynthia Tershner, grade 6, daughter of Sharon Baldazo and Robert Wagner, spelled amass to win. Runner-up Kaela Lucas, grade 5, daughter of Kenny and Stephanie Thomas.

Paulding Elementary School

Tyrel Goings, grade 5, son of Renae and Darnell Goings, spelled horizon to win. Runner-up Katie Strayer, grade 5, daughter of Matt and Suzy Strayer.

Paulding Middle School

Hannah Farr, grade 8, daughter of James and Susan Farr, spelled invertebrate to win. Runner-up Marcus Miller, grade 7, son of Brian and Misti Miller.

Wayne Trace Groverhill Elementary School

Bryan Hofmann, grade 6, son of Kelly and Rachel Hofmann, spelled accomplishment to win. Runner-up Ayana Rowe, grade 6, daughter of Travis and Stacy Rowe.

Wayne Trace Junior-Senior High School

Brady Stabler, grade 8, son of Kenny and Rhonda Stabler, spelled salinity to win. Runner-up Alisa Elliott, grade 7, daughter of Sherray Elliott.

Wayne Trace Payne Elementary School

Julianne Roop, grade 6, daughter of Doug and Melissa Roop, spelled worthwhile to win. Runner-up Chloe Stabler, grade 6, daughter of Andy and Kenji Stabler.