Flat Lick student wins County Spelling Bee

Savannah Gray, a sixth grade student at Flat Lick Elementary, received the honor of “Best Speller in the County” at this year’s Knox County Spelling Bee.

Twenty two students represented Knox County’s elementary and middle schools at the countywide Bee held on Wednesday, February 6, at the Knox County Board of Education in Barbourville.

In the sixth round of competition, Gray correctly spelled the word “portfolio” to win the annual event.   The first runner-up was Abram Mills, a sixth grade student at G.R. Hampton Elementary.  Second runner-up was Cameron McHargue, an eighth grade student at Barbourville Independent.

Gray will represent Knox County at the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee to be held at the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on March 9th.

This year’s Spelling Bee was sponsored by the Knox County office of Kentucky Farm Bureau, the GFWC/KFWC Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club, L&N Federal Credit Union, and Forcht Bank.

Countywide Spelling Bee to be held February 6