Central students ready for county spelling bee

Placers of the USD 462 spelling bee were, from left: first place, David Blackburn; second place, Beau Bellew, and third place tie, Ty Henderson and Bayley Balman.

Central USD 462 held their annual District Spelling Bee on Dec. 17.

Participants were as follows: fourth grade, Bayley Balman, Tylynn David, Hunter Henderson and Tyler Sutton;  fifth grade, David Blackburn, Jessilyn Parsons, Sonja Wright and Tehyzon Dauber; sixth grade, Jessica Bell, Ty Henderson, N’Alicia Taylor and Brianna Lamkin; seventh grade, Josey Toon, Ivan Long, Beau Bellew and Ady Fagan; eighth grade, Ana Voelker, Tripp Lawson, Anakin Brown and Allie Pippitt.

Results: first place, David Blackburn; second place, Beau Bellew; third place, Ty Henderson; fourth place, Bayley Balman; first alternate, Rylynn David; and second alternate, Brianna Lamkin.

These students will attend the Cowley County Spelling Bee  at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Arkansas City Middle School.

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