Local spellers shine

Fulton County Spelling Bee held for grades 4-8.

The annual Fulton County Spelling Bee was held recently at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC) in Archbold. Students from Archbold, Evergreen, Fayette, Pike-Delta-York, Pettisville, Swanton, and Wauseon participated.

Winners, one from each grade four through eight, can advance to the regional bee. The top three finishers for each grade level received a plaque to commemorate her/his achievement.

This year’s spelling bee was once again sponsored by The Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Archbold making it possible for the first, second and third place finisher at each grade level to receive a plaque for their accomplishment. The event was coordinated by Stacey Parrish, Education Consultant, from the NwOESC. Each regional grade level winner has the opportunity to move on to the Blade Bee at Owens Community College on March 12.


Grade 4 – Winning Word: sushi.

First – Kyle Hageman – Archbold.

Second – Avery Tedrow – Delta.

Third – Kiernan Wealleans – Swanton.

Grade 5 – Winning Word: magnolia.

First – Sydney Hageman – Archbold.

Second – Braiden Fitzgerald -Fayette.

Third – Brendan Reddmann – Evergreen.

Grade 6 – Winning Word: imperative.

First – Lyla Heising – Pettisville.

Second – Xavier Sturgeon – Fayette.

Third – Logan Grime – Archbold.

Grade 7 – Winning Word: gregarious.

First – Christopher Hartzell – Evergreen.

Second – Daniel Oyer – Archbold.

Third – Zach Mattin – Delta.

Grade 8 – Winning Word: monotonous.

First – Aaron Rupp – Pettisville.

Second – Madison Garza – Wauseon.

Third – Brady Lemons – Swanton.

Fulton County Spelling Bee held for grades 4-8.