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Saturday, March 03, 2018 1:00 am

Spelling bee

Adams County

Adams Central Elementary

Madison Bollenbacher, Grade 5, daughter of Mandy and Chad Bollenbacher, spelled “exasperation” to win. Runner-up: Addison Gilbert.

Adams Central Middle School

Phoebe Mayhew, Grade 8, daughter of Dave and Beth Mayhew, spelled “connubial” to win. Runner-up: Trenton Jesionowski.

Bellmont Middle School, grades 4-5

Devon Hillery, Grade 5, son of David and Heather Hillery, spelled “correctional” to win. Runner-up: Andrea Curtis.

Bellmont Middle School, grades 6-8

Macie Morehouse, Grade 7, daughter of Andrew and Kristie Morehouse, spelled “ricochet” to win. Runner-up: Abbie Eichenauer.

South Adams Middle School

Olivia Rhoades, Grade 7, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Rhoades, spelled “boroughs” to win. Runner-up: Corrine Calapan.

St. Joseph School

Caleb Adams, Grade 6, son of Matt and Melinda Adams, spelled “commendable” to win. Runner-up: Isiah Smedley.

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School

Taylor Louis, Grade 6, daughter of Greg and Karen Louis, spelled “callous” to win. Runner-up: Lucy Lichtle.

Zion Lutheran School

Adrielle Martin, Grade 6, daughter of Jim and Rani Martin, spelled “petulance” to win. Runner-up: Hayden Huss.

Allen County

Aboite Elementary

Griffin Scremin, Grade 5, son of Andrea Ellis, spelled “tremendous” to win. Runner-up: Regan Smith.

Arcola Elementary

Danica Dafforn, Grade 5, daughter of Donna and Darren Dafforn, spelled “destroyed” to win. Runner-up: Maddy Gorlesky.

Ascension Lutheran School

Jaice Kern, Grade 8, son of Meghann and Scott Kern. Runner-up: Lexi Anders.

Canterbury School

Oliver VandeWater, Grade 8, son of Ryan and Julianne VandeWater, spelled “malign” to win. Runner-up: Ishan Ramrakhiani.

Carroll Middle School

Brian Brinneman, Grade 8, son of Shannon Brinneman, spelled “tranquil” to win. Runner-up: Alex Sevrence.

Cedar Canyon Elementary

Tanya Kumar, Grade 5, daughter of Rahul Kumar and Jaya Gupta, spelled “malign” to win. Runner-up: Peyton Hitzman.

Central Lutheran School

Alexis Carvajal, Grade 7, daughter of Joy Chrisman and Fernando Carvajal, spelled “entrepreneurs” to win. Runner-up: Adrianna Germann.

Concordia Lutheran School

Alec Sanavongsay, Grade 8, son of Krista and Stephen Sanavongsay, spelled “Mohawk” to win. Runner-up: Max Willer.

Covington Elementary

Daniel Groeneweg, Grade 5, son of Brent and Young Groeneweg, spelled “orchids” to win. Runner-up: Lauren Head.

Croninger Elementary

Hayden Yochim, Grade 5, son of Meridith and Brian Yochim, spelled “expeditionaries” to win. Runner-up: Jessica Brown.

Deer Ridge Elementary

Rohan Eapen, Grade 5, son of Joseph Eapen and Shobana Pandian, spelled “affirmation” to win. Runner-up: Noah Trent.

Eel River Elementary

Caiden Karns, Grade 5, son of Kayla and Josh Karns, spelled “excruciating” to win. Runner-up: Kieran Niska.

Emmaus Lutheran School

Maya Racz, Grade 7, daughter of Ariana Racz, spelled “putrefaction” to win. Runner-up: Simon Fairchild.

Emmanuel-St. Michel School

Court Wagner, Grade 5, son of Ted and Robin Wagner, spelled “Kilimanjaro” to win. Runner-up: Daniel Adair.

Fairfield Elementary

Maleah Johnson, Grade 4, daughter of Brittany Johnson-Jones and Anthony Jones, spelled “atoll” to win. Runner-up: San Maung.

Haley Elementary

Caleb Waggy, Grade 5, son of Michael Waggy, spelled “musician” to win. Runner-up: Breylynn Lewis.

Harlan Christian School

Luke Schlatter, Grade 7, son of Chad and Tammy Schlatter, spelled “non-applicable” to win. Runner-up: Kaitlyn Brown.

Harris Elementary

Fatima Abba, Grade 5, daughter of Victoria Crawford, spelled “gymnastics” to win. Runner-up: Mustafa Jally.

Heritage Elementary

Jaxon Hoting, Grade 6, son of Sharla and Jason Hoting, spelled “subterranean” to win. Runner-up: Nick Hansel.

Holy Cross Lutheran School

Madison Dellinger, Grade 8, daughter of Carol Dellinger, spelled “hermetically” to win. Runner-up: Johanna Joshua.

Jefferson Middle School

Jordan DeJesus, Grade 6, son of Deborah and Javier DeJesus, spelled “facilitate” to win. Runner-up: Ali Salih.

Kekionga Middle School

James Bray, Grade 6, son of Nikeshia Fomby, spelled “atoll” to win. Runner-up: Alden Laughlin.

Lafayette Meadows Elementary

Megan Schilt, Grade 4, daughter of John and Tara Schilt, spelled “merengue” to win. Runner-up: Abrey Miller.

Lincoln Elementary

Jayden Somsavath, Grade 5, son of Pepsi Somsavath, spelled “hoarsely” to win. Runner-up: Ariana Sheckler.

Lutheran South Unity School

SoeMoe Aung, Grade 8, son of Than Aung and Aye Aye Nwe, spelled “expeditionaries” to win. Runner-up: Jorge Herrera.

Maple Creek Middle School

Isabelle Tappy, Grade 6, daughter of Erin and Matt Tappy, spelled “vanquishment.” Runner-up: Ervin Fu.

Most Precious Blood Catholic School

Joel Arntz, Grade 8, son of Angie McCaffrey and Jeff Arntz, spelled “dialect” to win. Runner-up: Gunnar Peters.

Northwood Middle School

Kasim “KJ” Phillips, Grade 8, son of Benyamie McQuillen, spelled “boisterously” to win. Runner-up: Peter Switzer.

Oak View Elementary

Drew Dahlberg, Grade 5, son of Chris and Kim Dahlberg, spelled “cyclops” to win. Runner-up: Kenny Wang.

Perry Hill Elementary

Samuel “Elijah” Stark, Grade 5, son of Julie and Scott Stark, spelled “opponent” to win. Runner-up: Braden Tubbs.

Portage Middle School

Simon Jones, Grade 7, son of Rachel Johnson and Simon Jones, spelled “appointed” to win. Runner-up: Jesse Rose.

Price Elementary

Kai Flowers, Grade 5, son of Jenifer Dent, spelled “parenthetical” to win. Runner-up: Raelinn Baker.

Queen of Angels Catholic School

Magnolia “Maggie” Peters, Grade 8, daughter of Greg and Beth Peters, spelled “parenthetical” to win. Runner-up: Caleb Willmert.

St. Charles Borromeo School

Nora Foltz, Grade 8, daughter of Lori and Tom Foltz, spelled “boisterously” to win. Runner-up: Brady Meyer.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

Joseph Hill, Grade 7, son of Brian and Andrea Hill, spelled “uncoquettish” to win. Runner-up: Reagan Augustine.

St. John the Baptist School, Fort Wayne

Jacqueline Vazquez, Grade 6, daughter of Milvia and Onofre Vazquez, spelled “conundrum” to win. Runner-up: Celia Eyrich.

St. John the Baptist School, New Haven

Connor Roth, Grade 6, son of Tracy Art and Charles Roth, spelled “contagious” to win. Runner-up: Leah Hathaway.

St. Joseph Hessen Cassel School

Elizabeth Palumbo, Grade 6, daughter of Sara and Seth Secaur, spelled “protested” to win.

St. Jude Elementary

Edgar “Gar” Kenna, Grade 8, son of Leah and Doug Kenna, spelled “ricochet” to win. Runner-up: Bethany Cisz.

St. Louis Academy

Owen VanHorn, Grade 8, son of Kelly VanHorn, spelled “paralysis” to win. Runner-up: Alex Butcher.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School

Cameron Cage, Grade 7, son of Peter and Patty Cage, spelled “lama” to win. Runner-up: Evan Hall.

St. Peter’s Lutheran School

Alexa Jones, Grade 6, daughter of Brenda and James Jones, spelled “malign” to win. Runner-up: Maddox Krocker.

Study Elementary

Julisa Bruford, Grade 5, daughter of Monica Shelton and Jasper Bruford, spelled “musician” to win. Runner-up: Anastasia Boring.

St. Vincent DePaul School

Isabella Heisler, Grade 6, daughter of Scott and Kim Heisler, spelled “lama” to win. Runner-up: Ben Sarrazine.

Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School

Benjamin Shaffer, Grade 8, son of Jamie and Lisa Shaffer, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Laney Gerardot.

Summit Middle School

Erica Cho, Grade 8, daughter of Adi Eli and Kunio Cho, spelled “clandestine” to win. Runner-up: Elena Matyas.

Towles Intermediate Montessori School

Makenna Cartwright, Grade 6, daughter of Melissa Summers and Nichole Cartwright, spelled “callous” to win. Runner-up: Gabriel Hesting.

Whispering Meadows Elementary

Penn Lee, Grade 5, daughter of Cheu-Jey Lee and Shu-Hui Tang, spelled “bookmobile” to win. Runner-up: Eddie Prall.

Woodburn Lutheran School

Adam Marsee, Grade 7, son of Robyn and Chris Marsee, spelled “massacres” to win. Runner-up: Luke Wells.

Woodlan Elementary

Emily Beckman, Grade 5, daughter of Keri and Daniel Beckman, spelled “affirmation” to win. Runner-up: Taydem Bacon.

Woodside Middle School

Manya Gupta, Grade 6, daughter of Subah and Manish Gupta, spelled “diadromous” to win. Runner-up: Fardeen Ahmed.

Defiance County

Ayresville Elementary

Rebecca Borgelt, Grade 6, daughter of Sheryl and Jim Borgelt, spelled “cipher” to win. Runner-up: Loden Clark.

Ayresville Middle School

Shane Long, Grade 8, son of John and Janet Long, spelled “Bollywood” to win. Runner-up: Jacob Stiltner.

Defiance Elementary, Grade 4

Lillian Worline, Grade 4, daughter of Dale and Kelly Worline, spelled “intersect” to win. Runner-up: Christopher Brinkman.

Defiance Elementary Grade 5

Serenity Adolf, Grade 5, daughter of Brian Adolf, spelled “contagious” to win. Runner-up: Luke Walz.

Defiance Middle School

Josh Horvath, Grade 8, son of Katrena and Jeff Horvath, spelled “annoyance.” Runner-up: Anna Monte.

Fairview Elementary

McKenna Kimpel, Grade 5, daughter of Kristi and Joshua Kimpel, spelled “barrette” to win. Runner-up: Jesse Coolman.

Fairview Middle School

Marissa Sims, Grade 8, daughter of Kevin and Holly Sims, spelled “pastrami” to win. Runner-up: Brooklyn Sims.

Hicksville Elementary

Adilyn Crawford, Grade 5, daughter of Melissa and Travis Crawford, spelled “subdivision” to win. Runner-up: Jocelynne McClish.

Hicksville Junior-Senior High School

Emily Harmon, Grade 8, daughter of Julie and Todd Harmon, spelled “composure” to win. Runner-up: Jacob Evans.

Holy Cross Catholic School

Ben Sokolowski, Grade 6, son of Anthony and Kasia Sokolowski, spelled “custody” to win. Runner-up: Mya Homier.

St. John Lutheran School

Alexa Rittner, Grade 6, daughter of George and Jeannette Fischer, spelled “grocery” to win. Runner-up: Levi Goff.

Tinora Elementary

Kate Watson, Grade 6, daughter of Hannah and Jim Watson, spelled “infraction” to win. Runner-up: Erica Ahmed.

Tinora Junior High School

Casen Wolfrum, Grade 8, son of Jessica and Shane Wolfrum, spelled “auspices” to win. Runner-up: Ben Watson.

DeKalb County

Butler Elementary

Lincoln Bollinger, Grade 5, son of Nicole Wright, spelled “dialect” to win. Runner-up: Mason Chambers.

Country Meadow Elementary

Nolan Snyder, Grade 5, son of Marianne and Jeremy Snyder, spelled “castle” to win. Runner-up: Blake Boese.

DeKalb Middle School

Riley White, Grade 7, daughter of Patches and Curtis White, spelled “facilitate” to win. Runner-up: Olivia Woodcox.

Eastside Junior-Senior High School

Baylie Roberts, Grade 8, daughter of Richard and Jennifer Roberts, spelled “valuables” to win. Runner-up: Ethan Kerr.

Garrett Middle School

Gavin Weller, Grade 6, son of Jamie and Sheena Weller, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Andrew Molar­gik.

McKenney-Harrison Elementary

Lilly Proxmire, Grade 5, daughter of Nicole and Dustin Proxmire, spelled “standoff” to win. Runner-up: Kalie Wyatt.

Ober Elementary

Lillian Asfour, Grade 4, daughter of Mandy Thomas and Michael Asfour, spelled “shelves” to win. Runner-up: Jack Faylor.

Riverdale Elementary

Jayci Kitchen, Grade 6, daughter of Brennen and Mindy Kitchen, spelled “translucent” to win. Runner-up: Dane Sebert.

St. Joseph School

Jude Hoeffel, Grade 6, son of Marcia and Gregg Hoeffel, spelled “formaldehyde” to win. Runner-up: Elizabeth Buchs.

Waterloo Elementary

Trey Brown, Grade 5, son of Samantha Roberts and Aaron Brown, spelled “pretend” to win. Runner-up: Faith Harrell.

Watson Elementary

Jama Garcia, Grade 5, daughter of Ray and Sharon Garcia, spelled “basting” to win. Runner-up: Makenzie Targgart.

Huntington County

Andrews Elementary

Dylan Bessette, Grade 5, son of Ellen and Doug Tyler, spelled “amputation” to win. Runner-up: Ella Newton.

Crestview Middle School

Dane Blackburn, Grade 8, son of Kevin and Evie Blackburn, spelled “connubial” to win. Runner-up: Elliot Bostel.

Flint Springs Elementary

Izabella Nieman, Grade 5, daughter of Lindsey Nieman and Zach Brannan, spelled “commendable” to win. Runner-up: Caleb Kauffman.

Huntington Catholic School

Violet Thornton, Grade 5, daughter of Jessica and James Thornton, spelled “commendable” to win. Runner-up: Dominic Bryant.

Lancaster Elementary

Evan Garrison, Grade 5, son of Michael and Tiffany Garrison, spelled “contagious” to win. Runner-up: Griffin Zahm.

Lincoln Elementary

Mya Wolf, Grade 5, daughter of Deah and Brad Wolf, spelled “disguise” to win. Runner-up: Brendolyn Shaw.

Northwest Elementary

James Belovich, Grade 5, son of Joseph and Janae Belovich, spelled “enlisted” to win. Runner-up: Anna Elliott.

Riverview School

Ella Hall, Grade 6, daughter of Rick and Tabby Hall, spelled “commendable” to win. Runner-up: Madison Herstad.

Roanoke Elementary

Benjamin Claghorn, Grade 5, son of Lydia and Bret Claghorn, spelled “memorandum” to win. Runner-up: Josephine Fritcha.

Salamonie School

Javin Gray, Grade 5, son of Nick and Kelly Gray, spelled “banquet” to win. Runner-up: Brenna Cady.

Kosciusko County

Akron Elementary

Gunnar Crispen, Grade 5, son of Josh and Shanna Crispen, spelled “propaganda” to win. Runner-up: Jordan Strayer.

Claypool Elementary

Lindy Hertel, Grade 6, daughter, of Lauren Martz and Matthew Hertel, spelled “dragoons” to win. Runner-up: Damian Medina.

Edgewood Middle School

Subbu Muthiah, Grade 7, son of Muthiah Subbiah and Devi Palaniappan, spelled “hibiscus” to win. Runner-up: Regan Brouwer.

Eisenhower Elementary

William Norton, Grade 6, son of Kristine and Andrew Norton, spelled “correctional” to win. Runner-up: Sydney Clark.

Harrison Elementary

Paavan Dave, Grade 5, son of Purvi and Mayank Dave, spelled “altitude” to win. Runner-up: Ashley Park.

Jefferson Elementary

Jude Hall, Grade 6, son of Julie and Brian Hall, spelled “league” to win. Runner-up: Ethan Ratliff.

Lakeview Middle School

Aditya Vaidya, Grade 7, son of Shailendra and Roopashree Vaidya, spelled “gauss” to win. Runner-up: Garima Kumar.

Leesburg Elementary

Zoey McKenzie, Grade 6, daughter of Dustin and Carrie Young, spelled “defensiveness” to win. Runner-up: Alyssa Norris.

Lincoln Elementary

Alondra Flores, Grade 6, daughter of Oscar Flores and Blanca Saldan, spelled “truculently” to win. Runner-up: Layla Barker.

Madison Elementary

Robert Byron Marshall, Grade 5, son of Rob and Maria Marshall, spelled “altitude” to win. Runner-up: McKale Hagg.

Mentone Elementary

Caileigh Frentzel, Grade 5, daughter of Joseph Frentzel and Tonya Duguid, spelled “cattle” to win. Runner-up: Colton Crabb.

Milford School, grades 5-6

Joseph Harper, Grade 5, son of Ryan and Candice Harper, spelled “atoll” to win. Runner-up: Emma Jackson.

Milford School, grades 7-8

Emily Haines, Grade 8, daughter of Brian and Vicki Haines, spelled “hermetically” to win. Runner-up: Kylie Evans.

North Webster Elementary

Aubrey Gerber, Grade 5, daughter of Stephanie and Ron Gerber, spelled “calamine” to win. Runner-up: Sam Trowbridge.

Pierceton Elementary

Cale Bennett, Grade 5, son of Megan and Walter Bennett, spelled “atoll” to win. Runner-up: Addison Baxter.

Sacred Heart Elementary

Sophia Johnston, Grade 6, daughter of Leann and Christopher Johnston, spelled “celerity” to win. Runner-up: Grady Nolin.

Syracuse Elementary

Leila Harris, Grade 5, daughter of Jaime and Brett Harris, spelled “monsieur” to win. Runner-up: Addison Beasley.

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, grade 6

Kaylynn Miller, Grade 6, daughter of Jill and Steve Miller, spelled “uncoquettish” to win. Runner-up: Emily Holstein.

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, grades 7-8

Braden Shepherd, Grade 8, son of Shaun and Julie Shepherd, spelled “incarcerated” to win. Runner-up: Lydia Miller.

Warsaw Christian School

Adan Meyer, Grade 5, son of Sue Ellen Weaver-Meyer, spelled “chimpanzee” to win. Runner-up: Caleb Smith.

Washington Elementary

Bhumika Sansuddi, Grade 6, daughter of Santosh and Rashmi Sansuddi, spelled “conspiracy” to win. Runner-up: Ava Wetzel.

LaGrange County

Lakeland Middle School

Aubrey Marks, Grade 6, daughter of Thodd and Tara Marks, spelled “dragoons” to win. Runner-up: Nathan Christopher Keil.

Lima-Brighton Elementary

Elly Wahll, Grade 5, daughter of Julie Wahll, spelled “balloonist” to win. Runner-up: JoLinda Yutzy.

Parkside Elementary

Chuck Schackow, Grade 5, son of Jason and Elisa Schackow, spelled “infraction” to win. Runner-up: Grace Mast.

Prairie Heights Middle School

Breyton Ambler, Grade 7, son of Jessica Lash, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Madison Knight.

Westview Elemetnary

Jonathan Roth, Grade 5, son of Bob and Julie Roth, spelled “engineer” to win. Runner-up: Lynette Mast.

Westview Junior-Senior High School

Hailey Miller, Grade 8, daughter of Zachary and Sarah Miller, spelled “parenthetical” to win. Runner-up: Heidi Miller.

Wolcott Mills Elementary

Reahgan Adams, Grade 5, daughter of Tracy Thompson and James Adams, spelled “harness” to win. Runner-up: Madison Grossman.

Noble County

Albion Elementary

Addison Lindsey, Grade 5, daughter of Abby and Scott Lindsey, spelled “practically” to win. Runner-up: Adam Marker.

Central Noble Middle School

Jacob McClone, Grade 7, son of Thad and Shannon McClone, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Sierra Grigsby.

South Side Elementary

Lauren Beitz, Grade 6, daughter of April and Jeff Beitz, spelled “anecdote” to win. Runner-up: Destiny Gilbert.

St. John Lutheran School

Solana Andorfer, Grade 6, daughter of Dan and Joleen Andorfer, spelled “tribulations” to win. Runner-up: Katie Graber.

St. Mary School

Isaac Warner, Grade 6, son of Kala and Joshua Warner, spelled “tempestuous” to win. Runner-up: Angelyn Nguyen.

Wayne Center Elementary

Elizabeth Schmidt, Grade 5, daughter of Michele and Stanley Schmidt, spelled “auspices” to win. Runner-up: Emma Ballard.

West Noble Middle School

Joshua Ness, Grade 7, son of Jon and Charmayne Ness, spelled “valuables” to win. Runner-up: Kallie Watford.

Wolf Lake Elementary

Raya Gipe, Grade 5, daughter of Carrie and James Gipe, spelled “expeditionaries” to win. Runner-up: Tarron Kauffman.

Paulding County

Antwerp Elementary

Jessica Thornell, Grade 5, daughter of Gary and Amy Thornell, spelled “grocery” to win. Runner-up: Allison Carnes.

Antwerp Middle School

Gaige McMichael, Grade 8, son of Courtenay and Scott McMichael, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Kelsie Puckett.

Christian Home Educators of Paulding County

Malachi Jones, Grade 8, daughter of Nathan Jones, spelled “administration” to win. Runner-up: Micah Jones.

Divine Mercy Elementary

Jasmine Mattson, Grade 6, daughter of Adam Mattson and Priscilla Kadolph, spelled “disguise” to win. Runner-up: Raelyn Schweinsberg.

Grover Hill Elementary

Libby Meraz, Grade 6, daughter of Saul and Lucinda Meraz, spelled “incessant” to win. Runner-up: Anna Meraz.

Oakwood Elementary

Jamy Hunt, Grade 6, daughter of Heather and Michael Hunt, spelled “barrette” to win. Runner-up: Victoria Quiroz and Royce Cooper.

Paulding Elementary

Lucas Beckman, Grade 5, son of Bill and Rachel Beckman, spelled “intersect” to win. Runner-up: Cully Thompson.

Paulding Middle School

Sarah Wong, Grade 6, daughter of Terence and Luci Wong, spelled “malign” to win. Runner-up: Haley Manz.

Payne Elementary

Emma Laukhuf, Grade 6, daughter of Mick and Lisa Laukhuf, spelled “custody” to win. Runner-up: Brenna Thomas.

Wayne Trace Junior-Senior High School

Faith Meraz, Grade 8, daughter of Saul and Cindy Meraz, spelled “grandiose” to win. Runner-up: Isaiah Pirani.

Steuben County

Angola Middle School

Daniel Holdaway, Grade 8, son of Jason and Shelley Holdaway, spelled “conspiracy” to win. Runner-up: Gracie Pelliccia.

Carlin Park Elementary

Hunter Heisler, Grade 5, son of Kevin and Kandee Heisler, spelled “levied” to win. Runner-up: Erianna Vela.

Fremont Middle School

Brody Foulk, Grade 6, son of Alyshia and Jacob Kinsey, spelled “conundrum” to win. Runner-up: Mason Hamilton.

Hendry Park Elementary

CateLynn Miller, Grade 5, daughter of Roxanne and Chad Miller, spelled “memorandum” to win. Runner-up: Addison Walter.

Pleasant Lake Elementary

Jedediah Mortorff, Grade 5, son of Cinnamon and Wayne Mortorff, spelled “testament” to win. Runner-up: Myleigh Carper.

Ryan Park Elementary

Alayna Shamp, Grade 5, daughter of Emily and Nate Shamp, spelled “linoleum” to win. Runner-up: Reese Weber.

Van Wert County

Crestview Elementary

Michaela Debbe, Grade 5, daughter of Michael and Maranda Debbe, spelled “monarch” to win. Runner-up: Derek Yinger.

Crestview Middle School

Tayla Myers, Grade 6, daughter of Todd and Lisa Myers, spelled “lassitude” to win. Runner-up: Ally Dingus.

Lincolnview Elementary

Samantha Schotters, Grade 6, daughter of Douglas and Talin Schotters, spelled “reservoir” to win. Runner-up: Bennett Kill.

Lincolnview Junior-Senior High School

Una VanWynsberghe, Grade 8, daughter of Dewey and Rachel VanWynsberghe, spelled “cipher” to win. Runner-up: Emma Klausing.

St. Mary of the Assumption School

Angela Mendoza, Grade 5, daughter of Lacosta and Alfredo Mendoza, spelled “levied” to win. Runner-up: Allison Geib.

Van Wert Elementary

Sophie Gearhart, Grade 5, daughter of Andrew and Nicole Gearhart, spelled “infraction” to win. Runner-up: Evan Falk.

Van Wert Middle School

Meghan Jensen, Grade 8, daughter of Tim and Jodee Jensen, spelled “balloonist” to win. Runner-up: Lauren Black.

Wabash County

Manchester Intermediate School

Evan Martynowicz, Grade 6, son of Mike and Mindy Martynowicz, spelled “vanquishment” to win. Runner-up: A.J. Weaver.

Manchester Junior-Senior High School

Samuel Hupp, Grade 8, son of David Hupp and Katy Gray-Brown, spelled “piteously” to win. Runner-up: Jack Shoemaker.

Sharp Creek Elementary

Anna Kissel, Grade 6, daughter of Amy and Jason Kissel, spelled “annexation” to win. Runner-up: Isaiah Beall.

Southwood Elementary

Kylie Finton, Grade 6, daughter of Amanda Finton, spelled “cordial” to win. Runner-up: Elijah Boone.

St. Bernard Elementary

Natalie Adams, Grade 6, daughter of Todd and Terrie Adams, spelled “slobbery” to win. Runner-up: Mabel Halley.

Wells County

Bethlehem Lutheran School

Rachel Bauermeister, Grade 7, daughter of Brian and Sheryl Bauermeister, spelled “orchids” to win. Runner-up: Raeann Stoppenhagen.

Bluffton-Harrison Middle School

Anthony Hartman, Grade 5, son of Anjie and Todd Hartman, spelled “taxidermy” to win. Runner-up: Myranda Macias.

Kingdom Academy

Corinne Isch, Grade 5, daughter of Rachel and Aaron Isch, spelled “opponent” to win. Runner-up: Juliah Manz.

Lancaster Central School

Edwin Archbold, Grade 5, son of Danielle and Brent Archbold, spelled “hornet” to win. Runner-up: Bryce Wheeler.

Norwell Middle School

Jared White, Grade 7, son of Jesse and Jason White, spelled “rebellion” to win. Runner-up: Catherine Crawfis.

Ossian Elementary

Hadley McSorley, Grade 5, daughter of Sara and Dusten McSorley, spelled “horrid” to win. Runner-up: Kaydance Clark.

Southern Wells Elementary

Alyssa Green, Grade 5, daughter of Andrea and Dan Green, spelled “appointed” to win. Runner-up: Ava Adkins.

Whitley County

Churubusco Elementary

Ethan Hess, Grade 5, son of Kenneth and Rebecca Hess, spelled “shilling” to win. Runner-up: Ella Elias.

Coesse School

Maxwell McKinney, Grade 5, son of Kara and Brad McKinney, spelled “oceanography” to win. Runner-up: Eli Patrick.

Indian Springs Middle School

Jordan Potter, Grade 6, son of Jennifer and Michael Potter, spelled “repast” to win. Runner-up: Lilliane Patterson.

Little Turtle Elementary

Breckden Lizak, Grade 5, son of Inessa Curtis and Nicholas Lizak, spelled “grocery” to win. Runner-up: Audrey Tyler.

Mary Raber Elementary

John “JT” Whitacre, Grade 5, son of Kevin and Christia Whitacre, spelled “taxidermy” to win. Runner-up: Vanessa Patton.

Northern Heights Elementary

Natalie Sheets, Grade 5, daughter of Aaron and Rochelle Sheets, spelled “thicket” to win. Runner-up: Aiden Grimble.

South Whitley Elementary

Madison Cripe, Grade 5, daughter of Todd and Joyce Cripe, spelled “shortage” to win. Runner-up: Brooklyn Sizemore.

Williams County

Bryan Middle School

Michael Ledyard, Grade 8, son of Nolan and Kacee Ledyard, spelled “sanctuary” to win. Runner-up: Quinn Brown.

Edgerton Elementary

Nicolas Roth, Grade 8, son of Adam and Denise Roth, spelled “tribulations” to win. Runner-up: Alaina Beavers.

Edon High School

Christopher Joice, Grade 6, son of Pamela and Christopher Joice, spelled “kaleidoscope” to win. Runner-up: Schylar Osborn.

Millcreek-West Unity Local School

Cade Brenner, Grade 6, son of Derek and Kasey Brenner, spelled “dexterity” to win. Runner-up: Kristopher Hansen.

Montpelier High School

Morgan Buehler, Grade 6, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Buehler, spelled “acacias” to win. Runner-up: Madelyn Hopper.

North Central Elementary

Baylee Joice, Grade 8, daughter of Nonnie and Greg Joice, spelled “opponent” to win. Runner-up: Martha Marmolejo.

St. Mary School

Ben Harris, Grade 5, son of Dusty and Earlee Harris, spelled “miracle” to win. Runner-up: Dylan Saul.

St. Patrick School

Ryan Knight, Grade 6, son of James and Lora Knight, spelled “translucent” to win. Runner-up: Sabineh Ortiz-Krukowski.

Stryker High School

Abigail Meyer, Grade 8, daughter of Kristen and Sean Meyer, spelled “Hispaniola” to win. Runner-up: Oliviah Clingaman.