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2023 District Spelling Bee Winners

Posted on: January 18, 2023
2023 Spelling Bee Winners

2023 Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!


2023 Switzerland of Ohio District Spelling Bee

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023 the Switzerland of Ohio Schools held the District Spelling Bee. There were students representing four of the elementary schools. Isis Nichols an 8th grader from Powhatan Elementary was the overall winner of the District Spelling Bee. Grant Smith an 8th grader from River Elementary received the 2nd place award for Outstanding Spelling. Patricia Campbell a 7th grader from River Elementary received the 3rd place award for Outstanding Spelling. The top eight students, plus one alternate, from our District Spelling Bee will go on to compete on March 17, 2023 at the Regional Spelling Bee in Marietta. Also representing Switzerland of Ohio Schools at the Regional Bee will be: Kennady Russell – Skyvue Elem., Grant Grim – Woodsfield Elem., Jennifer Oldham – Woodsfield Elem., Richard Schlup – River Elem., Amelia Chapman – Skyvue Elem., and Luke Gardner – Woodsfield Elem. as the alternate. Coaches from each school worked with the students to help them get ready for the District Spelling Bee and will continue to work with the top nine to prepare for the Regional Bee. The coaches for each building are: Barbara Faldowski – Beallsville, Brandon Bunting – Powhatan, Sarah Smith – River, Bre Jones – Skyvue, and Janelle Bilyeu - Woodsfield. We would like to thank the following business and people who donated prizes for the Bee: Yoss Law Office, Ohio Valley Community Credit, State Farm Insurance – Tim Blue, Wesbanco, Woodsfield Savings, Kiwanis Club, Common Wealth Financial Services, Paulus Insurance, Belmont Savings, and Citizens National Bank.

(Picture and names to be included in the paper)

Winners Top Nine Switzerland
Front Row L to R: Grant Smith, Isis Nichols, Patricia Campbell
2nd Row L to R: Richard Schlup
3rd Row L to R: Jennifer Oldham, Amelia Chapman, Kennady Russell
4th Row L to R: Luke Gardner, Grant Grim