Zane Trace sixth-grader named Ross County Spelling Bee champ after 21-round competition

CHILLICOTHE -- The Ross County Spelling Bee was held on Monday, at the Ross-Pike Educational Service Center.

Students from Adena, Huntington, Southeastern, Unioto, and Zane Trace competed for the coveted title of spelling champion.

Left to right: First Place: Lily Smith (Zane Trace), Second Place: Alyson Ashcroft (Adena), Third Place: Mya Vickers (Southeastern)
Left to right: First Place: Lily Smith (Zane Trace), Second Place: Alyson Ashcroft (Adena), Third Place: Mya Vickers (Southeastern)

After 21 rounds of competition, Lily Smith, a sixth-grader from Zane Trace emerged victorious, clinching the title of Ross County Spelling Bee Champion. Smith displayed remarkable composure as she correctly spelled the championship word, "laundromat," securing her place as the top speller in the county.

Alyson Ashcroft, a seventh-grader from Adena earned a second-place title, and Mya Vickers, a seventh-grader from Southeastern earned third place.

The Ross County Spelling Bee not only celebrates academic excellence but also fosters a spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship among participants. Each of the winners was presented with a trophy and medal, and the first-place winner was awarded a $50 gift card provided by Ross County Banking Center.

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