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.