Recently, the Switzerland of Ohio Schools held the District Spelling Bee. There were students competing representing all six elementary schools. Students competed and won spots form their school bees in order to compete at the district bee.
Alex Fankhauser from Powhatan Elementary was the over winner of the District Spelling Bee. Chelsea Pandzik of Powhatan Elementary was the runner up and received an award for Outstanding Spelling from the 5th & 6th Grades. Ethan Brown of Woodsfield Elementary received the award for Outstanding Spelling from 7th & 8th Grades.
The top eight students, plus two alternates, from the District Spelling Bee will go on to compete in March at the Regional Spelling Bee in Marietta.
District Spelling Bee winners are (front left to right): Chelsea Pandzik, Alex Fankhauser, Kenneth Bable and Ethan Brown. Second row: Laykottaha Taylor, Heather Hercules and Shania Duncan. Top row: Amanda Bennett, Ryan Ludolph and Mathew Gauding.
The top spellers going on to compete are as follows: Alex Fankhauser Powhatan Elem. Winner; Chelsea Pandzik Powhatan Elem.. - Outstanding Speller of 5th & 6th; Ethan Brown Woodsfield Elem. - Outstanding Speller of 7th & 8th; Ryan Ludolph Sardis Elem., Kenneth Bable Woodsfield Elem.; Amanda Bennett Hannibal Elem., Mathew Gauding Sardis Elem.; Laykottaha Taylor Beallsville Elem.; Shania Duncan Sardis Elem.; and Heather Hercules Powhatan Elem.