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Crawford/Morrow County Spelling Bee Crowns Champion

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Crawford/Morrow County Spelling Bee Champion Kaylynn Barlow
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Crawford/Morrow County Spelling Bee Runner-Up Annabelle Harris

The 2024 Mid-Ohio ESC spelling bee season is off to an impressive start. The Crawford/Morrow County Virtual Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, January 18th where 35 students from eight districts competed to be crowned champion of the bee. The competition spanned 10 rounds before Kaylynn Barlow, an 8th grader from Cardington-Lincoln Middle School, became champion by correctly spelling “sabbatical.” Annabelle Harris, a 7th grader from Colonel Crawford Local Schools, was the runner-up. 

Champion: Kaylynn Barlow

Runner-Up: Annabelle Harris

The Mid-Ohio ESC spelling bee season includes the Crawford/Morrow County Virtual Spelling Bee, The Richland County Virtual Spelling Bee and the Tri-County Spelling Bee. Top performers from the Crawford/Morrow County Spelling Bee and Richland County Spelling Bee will advance to the Tri-County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 15th at 6:30. Spectators are invited to attend.

The Richland County Virtual Bee will be on January 25, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Leah Barger, the spelling bee coordinator for Mid-Ohio ESC, said she appreciates all of the spelling bee's participating districts and their continued support of Mid-Ohio's student events. "It is our hope that these spelling bee competitions are exciting for the student participants and also give students the opportunity to showcase and improve their vocabulary and spelling skills while also boosting their confidence, communication and public-speaking skills. All of the participants did a wonderful job, and we are looking forward to hosting the top spellers at the Tri-County Spelling Bee in February!"

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services to 13 school districts and over 20,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland Counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists.

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