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Dixon wins middle school spelling bee
Dixon wins middle school spelling bee
Allison Wygal
Wednesday, January 08, 2020

West Liberty-Salem held it’s middle school Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.  Eight 6th graders, six 7th graders, and eight 8th graders were selected to participate after competing in classroom level competitions in December.  Winners from individual classes include sixth graders Elijah Christison and Naomi Cole, seventh grade Owen Barger and Caleb Hershberger, and eight graders Grace Tomlin and Slade Merriman.  Those students and other top performers from each class competed against each for the top spot.  Those competitors include 6th graders Brevin Louden, Dylan King, Mason Helms, Geneva Estep, Atticus Louderback, and Sadie Paul. Seventh graders were Aidon Koons, Edie Keller, Isabella Hardwick, and Ava Dixon.  Eighth graders Grace Tomlin, Slayde Merriman, Zoey Kauffman, Maddie Cole, Sophia Hardwick, Abby Miller, Julia Wilson, and Addie McCauley competed as well.  Curriculum Director Stacy Dunn was the moderator.  Seventh grader Ava Dixon was this year’s champion, and the winning word was equator.  Atticus Loudenback, 6th grade, was runner up and Abby Miller, 8th grade, came in third.  Ava Dixon, Spelling Bee Champion, will go on to compete in an online vocabulary and spelling test in March against other champions throughout Ohio.  This test determines whether she will go on to compete in the state Spelling Bee in the spring.  Congratulations to our winners and participants, and good luck in the next round, Ava!