Local speller takes in the sights
ABOVE: Belmont County Spelling Bee champion Jacob Theaker, a Martins Ferry Middle School student, sees the sights around Washington, D.C., on Monday, Memorial Day. Here, he visits George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In the evening, he and his coaches and mother attended the opening ceremonies of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. His trip and the county bee are sponsored by The Times Leader, Belmont Savings Bank, Uniglobe Travel, Airport Limousine Service, Bordas & Bordas, Belmont College, Ohio River Valley Elks and the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center.