County Spelling Bee to be held in Barbourville

Knox County’s top spellers will unite on Wednesday for a chance to represent the county at the annual Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee this spring.   The Bee will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 10am, at the Board Annex in Barbourville.

Twenty two (22) students representing elementary and middle schools in Knox County Public Schools and Barbourville Independent Schools will be participating.   Each has placed first or second in their school level bee.  School level top spellers include:

School Name First Place School Winner’s Name Second Place School Runner-Up’s Name
Barbourville Elem  Samuel Moore  Emilee Bingham
Barbourville Middle  Jacob Osborne  Brendan Chafin
Central Elem  Cameron Williams  Sunni Ann Partin
Dewitt  Ethan Brown  Rebecca Bingham
Flat Lick  Lainey Custer  Kadyn Wells
Girdler  Caidence Mills  Alyvia Merida
GR Hampton  Courtney Payne  Jace Baker
Jesse D Lay  Thoren Hyatt  RJ Osborne
Lynn Camp Elem  Cambree Prewitt  Hunter Russell
Knox County Middle  Nick Sanders  Jaden Taylor
Lynn Camp Middle  Austin Canada  Madison Medlin

In the event of inclement weather the Spelling Bee will be postponed with the new date being announced on the KCPS website and district social media.