Students from across the county came to Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center on Friday, January 16, 2015, to compete for the title at the 67th Annual Logan County Spelling Bee.
After eleven rounds of competition, Allison Justice, correctly spelled the work “cockatoo” to be named this year’s champion.
Allison is the thirteen-year-old daughter of Chris and Stephanie Justice of Davin. She is an eighth grade student at Man Middle School.
This year’s runner-up is Grace Crosby. Grace is the daughter of Tommy and Jennifer Crosby, and she is in the eighth grade at Man Middle School.
Seth Lusk is this year’s alternate for Logan County. He is the son of Sarah Brown and Adam Lusk and is a seventh grade student at Man Middle School.
Before competing at the county bee, a winner and runner-up were named in each grade level at Chapmanville, Logan, and Man Middle Schools.
This year’s fifth grade representatives are: Elijah Freeman (CMS), Brysen Scout Adams (CMS), Mary Johnston (LMS), Rosie Gillette (LMS), Laci Doty (MMS), and Emma Maynard (MMS).
Sixth grade representatives are: Chloe Moore (CMS), Josi Lowe (CMS), Tyler Clyde (LMS), Austin Frye (LMS), Payton Baldridge (MMS), and Erik Grimmett (MMS).
Seventh grade representatives include: Jake Richardson (CMS), Emily Gore (CMS), Lauren Hines (LMS), Aaron Vannatter (LMS), Seth Lusk (MMS), Gracie Brown (MMS).
Eighth grade representative are: Jeremy Kelley (CMS), Payton Stamper (CMS), Kendra Johnson (LMS), Alexis Ward (LMS), Grace Crosby (MMS), and Allison Justice (MMS).
Both Justice and Crosby will go on to compete in the regional spelling bee to be held on March 14, 2015, at Capital High School.
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