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Highland Local 8th Grader Wins Tri-County Spelling Bee

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The earth did not shake on Thursday, February 20th at the Tri-County Spelling Bee, but Caitlyn Thieret, 8th grader from Highland Local Schools, shook up the competition by becoming the Bee Champion with the winning word, seismologist. Sam Myers, a seventh grader from Madison Local Schools, was the runner-up.

The spelling bee had been postponed from February 13th due to snowy weather, but rescheduling did not seem to dim any of the students’ competitive spirit. Thirty-six students, the top spellers in Crawford, Richland and Morrow Counties, representing thirteen local school districts, competed in the bee held on at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield. 

Every speller received a certificate, and the champion and first runner-up received awards. Certificates and awards were provided by the Mansfield News Journal.