Three area middle public school students have earned their way to compete in the 70th regional grand final spelling bee, sponsored by The Repository, this Saturday (March 5) at Glenoak High School. The event, open to the public will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Representing the Carrollton Exempted Village School District will be Megan Gromley, a 7th grader who won the Carrollton spelling Feb. 9 involving 12 finalists from grades 6, 7 and 8 at Bell-Herron Middle School.
Megan, daughter of Neil and Corinna Gromley of Kensington, correctly spelled the word “obscure” to win the spelldown over the runnerup, Luke Warner, also a 7th grader and son of Boyd and Laura Warner of Carrollton.
Competing in Saturday’s bee from the Brown Local School District at Malvern will be Cailin Wade, an 8th grader and daughter of Jordan and Misha Wade of Malvern.
Cailin was the winner of the Malvern’s spelling bee in which Lauren Foster, daughter of Jeffrey and Jackie Foster of Minerva, was the runnerup. Ryan Peshina, son of Doug and Jenny Peshina of Lake Mohawk, placed third.
Representing the Minerva Local School District Saturday will be Makayla Williams-Greer, an 8th grader and daughter of Kelly Williams of Minerva.