"We applaud all of them for being here this evening," Nowviskie said.
The pronouncer was Kim Sigman, computer curriculum specialist, and the judges were Barbara Brazeau, director of personnel; Rebecca Meadows, Title I director; and Assistant Superintendent Cindy Daniel.
This was the first time that the Putnam Career & Technical Center has hosted the county bee.
Craigo said the Putnam County Schools boardroom office, where the spelling bee has been held in the past, is too small for everyone to be comfortable. She thanked career center Principal Michael Erwin for allowing the use of the facility and custodian Granvel Dewees for setting up the commons area for the spelling bee.
Spelling bee participants included:
Reaghyn Pauley, Buffalo Elementary
Morgan Saunders, Confidence Elementary
Hayley Lawman, Conner Street Elementary
John Fraley, Eastbrook Elementary
Isaac Saunders, George Washington Elementary
Jeremy Martin, Hometown Elementary
Thomas Witte, Hurricane Town Elementary
Rebekah Dimsdale, Lakeside Elementary
Wyatt Hanshaw, Mountain View Elementary
McKenzie Ashworth, Poca Elementary
Raylea McDougal, Rock Branch Elementary
Emily Reed, Scott Teays Elementary
Maya Pillarisetti, Teays Valley Christian School
Dalton Young, West Teays Elementary
Tyler Hashman, Winfield Elementary
Morgan Wills, George Washington Middle
Robert Webster, Hurricane Middle
Zach Harlan, Poca Middle
Allie Ellis, Teays Valley Christian
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