Countywide Spelling Bee is set for Tuesday

The countywide Knox County Spelling Bee is set for Tuesday to see who will earn the title of Spelling Bee C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N.  Definition, please?  The student in elementary or middle school grades that is the last person standing after rounds of spelling words.

The annual event is sponsored by the Knox County Board of Education with community partners including Knox County Farm Bureau Insurance, Forcht Bank, GFWC KY Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club, and L&N Federal Credit Union.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 10 am at the Board of Education Annex in Barbourville (199 Daniel Boone Drive).

Schools conducted their own Spelling Bee in January to determine the first place winner and runner up that would represent them at the county Bee.  Grade groups for participation are K-6 and 7-8.  School-level winners include:

School First Place Second Place
Barbourville (Elementary) Braylee Callebs Ada Valentine
Barbourville (Middle) Samuel Moore Ryker Jordan
Central Elementary Brody Cottrell Kathryn Vaughn
Dewitt Elementary Brayden Hall Colten Tate
Flat Lick Elementary Grace Kennedy Summer Hobbs
G.R. Hampton Elementary Jace Baker Christian Bargo
Girdler Elementary Alyvia Merida Conner Marshall
Jesse D. Lay Elementary Braxton Broughton Nathan “Trey” Taylor
Lynn Camp Elementary Max Carnes Mallory Bradshaw
Knox County Middle Jacob Smith Zach Gross
Lynn Camp Middle Victorianne Chumley Cambree Prewitt

Spelling Bee participants received a letter from their school or will be receiving a letter in the mail this week with more details for their families.  In the event of a school cancellation or delay on Tuesday, the Spelling Bee will still be held unless winter weather conditions exist.