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.